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Students Shop for Area Seniors

Seniors in Huntsville who are still a little uncertain about going out in public can enlist the help of some altruistic college students who just want to help out. 

The Leave It To Us Facebook group popped up as a way for healthy young folks to do the shopping for the elderly and immunocompromised — for free. 

Olivia Carroll and Madison Quick, both college students at home because of the pandemic, will do your grocery shopping, pick up prescriptions and deliver them to your home, all without charging the usual fee associated with Instacart and Shipt. 

“Seeing the care my family gives to our relatives makes me feel for those who do not have caretakers or family nearby,” Olivia said. “I want to make sure that every person has someone to care for them by bringing them all of the necessities and desires and smiles they need.” 

The premise is simple, involving much less technology than delivery apps: 

  1. Gather your grocery list.
  2. Call or email Madison or Olivia.
  3. Pay upon delivery. 

The two students are already getting reviews in for their kindness. 

“Very trustworthy young ladies,” one patron wrote on Facebook.”You’re in good hands with these two.”

For more information, check out the Leave It To Us Facebook page. 

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Jessie Harbin

Jessie lives in Meridianville with her husband, baby and four dogs. She thrives on chaos, and loves finding good news stories where you least expect them.

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