Madison Doering is on a mission to help students in need.

So far the 11-year-old Burlington student has raised $450 selling snow cones, and she plans to continue fundraising over the summer. Her goal is to raise $1,000 for the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF).

Madison’s efforts will support HLF’s Eliminating Barriers Program through the Mark Doering Thoughtful Fund. The fund was set up at HLF to honour the legacy of her uncle, Mark Doering, who has terminal cancer.

“I want to raise money for Mark’s charity and help kids in my school,” she says.

The Halton Learning Foundation supports students of the Halton District School Board who face financial barriers to their education. Through support for school lunches, clothing, school supplies and field trips, HLF helps ensure kids with financial challenges don’t get left behind in school.

Dad Adam Doering says Madison recognizes that not all children have the things and opportunities she has.

“We will continue to inspire her to help others,” he says.

(Pictured: Ella Racicot, left, and Madison Doering sell snow cones in support of HLF and the Mark Doering Thoughtful Fund)