Mari has made a huge impact in her community of Flint, Michigan to aid their water crisis. She has raised over $250,000 to fix the water crisis, and has given out over a million bottles of water. She has partnered with Pack Your Back, a nonprofit in Flint, for most of her service work. She has given over 1,000 toys, 15,000 stuffed backpacks, and 600 coats to the Flint community. Her main point of service is working to end the Flint Water Crisis.
“If I don’t help to save my community no one else will. I want kids to know that they can make a difference even as kids, and it’s important to be a good human and be kind.” -Mari Copeny