LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Madeline Brown has been helping the community since she was four, and now she is receiving some recognition.
The 10-year-old is a semi-finalist in the Huggable Heroes contest held by Build A Bear.
Brown began collecting pull-tabs from cans 6 years ago.
With the help of friends, family and classmates Brown has currently collected 44 gallons full of tabs.
The tabs help raise money for a hospital that her cousin was a patient of.
This year the hospital was able to purchase 7 Christmas trees as a result of Madeline's efforts.
She is one of 80 young entrepreneurs involved in the contest.