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Clovis 21-Year-Old Runs Non-Profit Company From Her Bedroom

Clovis 21-Year-Old Runs Non-Profit Company From Her Bedroom

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CLOVIS, Calif. (KMPH) -

A 21-year-old Clovis woman is making a difference in the world from the confines of her bedroom.

The young humanitarian started her own company, sending care packages to troops deployed overseas.

Raegan Fast calls her company, "Boxed Inc.," and it all takes place from her home.

The packages are filled with snacks, socks, hygiene products, playing cards and more.

"Everyone in my family has always served, so I have grown up with a huge appreciation for our military," said Fast.

It started almost a year ago, when Fast sent her first care package to a friend in Afghanistan.

When the boxes full of goodies turned out to be a hit, Fast says she knew it was her calling.

"Someone came to me and said my cousin is over there, would you mind?  And I was like of course, yes!" said Fast.

Putting together the packages went from being a part-time hobby, to her second full time job.

Fast says she took to social media to spread the word.

Suddenly dozens of people offered Fast their help.

People began donating with food, and money; helping Fast fill the boxes.

Her small start up went from sending just five boxes a month, to a whopping 28, this month.

Fast says the response from the troops has been amazing.

Aside from sending fun things like chips and cookies, Fast also tries to meet their more basic demands.

"This month one of the troops said we just need hygiene products," said Fast.

While most young women her age are out dancing in their stilettos, Fast is concentrating on building her company.

"I don't want to just be a Clovis thing or just a California thing. I want to be able to give people jobs and obviously employ myself," said Fast.

With her mom as a member of her board, Fast is quickly learning how structure a company.  

But she says her biggest accomplishment, is getting the community involved.

"I'm not doing this by myself. This would be impossible without everyone that helps me every month. It's insane. I organize it, that's what I do. People donate this, not me," said Fast.

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