Devoted employee raises more than $30K for CMN, a quarter or two at a time

Dorothy Leitha has been part of TMC for 37 years.

Not only has she been a vital member of the organization, starting off as a housekeeper and moving over to Food Service, she has contributed significantly to Children’s Miracle Network since its inception.

For more than 25 years, in the months leading up to the annual telethon, Dorothy has sold bags of popcorn to TMC staff and donated all of the proceeds to CMN.

Her total popcorn sales, along with a few raffles and now some Dairy Queen Dilly bar sales, has brought in some $30,000 for Tucson’s children. At 25 cents a bag, that’s more than a few pecks of popped corn. And only recently was she convinced to bump up the price to 50 cents.

Her dedication to the children of Tucson, metered out bag by bag, shows how philanthropy can make a big difference at any level of giving.

Dorothy shows that you don’t have to wealthy or powerful to be a philanthropist. Indeed, it’s the effort and the commitment of people like Dorothy that can remind us of the literal definition of philanthropy – the love of mankind.

Dorothy “The Popcorn Kid” Lietha raises more than $2,300

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