Broken Arrow Kids Start Business Painting House Numbers

Friday, May 29th 2020, 10:27 pm

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - While many Oklahomans are staying inside during the COVID-19 pandemic, two Broken Arrow kids have started their own small business.

With more of us relying on delivery services, Caleb and Lauren Grewe are painting house numbers on neighbors' curbs to help drivers make their drop-offs.

For the last three weeks, 11-year old Lauren Grewe and her brother, 9-year old Caleb Grewe, have been trying to make it easier to find houses.

They were looking for things to do outside over the summer while everyone social distances.

"We took that advantage to take the job before anyone else did," Caleb Grewe said.

The Grewe's said they got the idea when they noticed how difficult it was for delivery drivers, rideshare services, and emergency crews to find some homes.

These young entrepreneurs said they've painted addresses onto curbs by 50 homes in the last few weeks.

They have more than a hundred others who've asked to hire them, and dozens praising them on Facebook.

One commenter said, "as a delivery and rideshare provider, thank you. 90% of homes and businesses do NOT have address numbers, and if they do, they can't be seen at night."

Another said, "it's so hard finding houses, especially at night. I've even had some with no numbers on their mailbox! It makes delivering difficult at night!"

"Our neighborhood Renaissance Park just really loved and supported on our kids, and so I couldn't thank our neighbors enough," Jason Grewe, their father, said.

Caleb and Lauren said they're excited knowing they're doing a service to homeowners.

"Because then it helps delivery drivers or pizza people find your house," Caleb Grewe said.

The Grewe's charge about ten dollars per job and said one dollar from every job goes toward helping the John 3:16 Mission and the Broken Arrow Animal Rescue.


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