While most teenagers are hanging out with their friends on the weekend, shopping and socializing, Tillie Nall, spends her time volunteering.
With over 100 volunteer hours, this 7th grade Stuttgart Junior High Student will be hosting a fundraiser to support her platform, TEAM-Together Everyone Achieves More, which seeks out the needs of others and then finding ways to help meet those needs.
Nall spends her free time at the Grand Prairie Job Center, a non-profit agency that assists individuals with developmental disabilities in living more independently.
Her weekends include a visit to the Ronald McDonald House to help provide a “home away from home” for the children who are being treated at the area hospitals.
“Whether it’s taking time with a disabled person and helping them find their ability, stocking a food pantry, volunteering for Special Olympics, or cooking for families at Ronald McDonald House, we can all find a way to help others,” she said.
Nall will be representing Arkansas as the Royal International Miss Diamond State Preteen this July in Orlando, Florida.
A Baked Potato Drive Thru Fundraiser will be held at the Masonic Lodge located at 1201 Park Ave in Stuttgart, Monday, March 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. to go towards her platform and expenses.
Quoting a famous line from Helen Keller, “Alone we do so little; together we can do so much”, Nall says her determination and drive to make a difference comes from the heart.
“Find a cause that speaks to your heart, and then find a way to help,” said Nall. “1 Peter 4:11 asks, “do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy God supplies.”