DOVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — An eleven-year-old boy from Dover told his mom he wanted to help support Ukrainians in his community using his snow cone stand on Sunday. Levi Goldberg was inspired when he heard of a Ukrainian mother and daughter in Natick who fled to the United States.
"He just said oh my gosh I have the best idea let's do our snow cone stand and raise money to give to the mom to buy a new house, it was just so sweet," Levis' mom, Alisa, told WBZ's Suzanne Sausville.
Tanya and her eight-year-old daughter were left homeless from the war in Ukraine and came to the U.S as refugees to stay with friends in Natick.
Levi wanted to help and opened up his snow cone shop, "because they didn't have a home and we did, so they probably needed it more," he said.
Alisa was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States as a young girl.
"Yes, I'm Russian by blood but I want to help our Ukrainian friends, I mean my heart goes out to them and I just want to help them just as much as somebody helped us when we came here," she said.
The community came together to support the fundraiser and a GoFundMe was created to help Tanya and her daughter.
WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (wbzSausville) has more: