Dever brothers - Harley, Zane and Khi - donate 'business' profits to local charities, including Muswellbrook's ADRA food pantry

GENEROUS GESTURE: The Dever boys - Harley, 16, Zane, 7, and Khi, 5 - hand over a donation to Muswellbrook's ADRA food pantry coordinator Laurene Edwards during the week.
GENEROUS GESTURE: The Dever boys - Harley, 16, Zane, 7, and Khi, 5 - hand over a donation to Muswellbrook's ADRA food pantry coordinator Laurene Edwards during the week.

IT appears as though Muswellbrook boasts a few budding entrepreneurs in its midst.

Over the past four months, the Dever boys - Harley, 16, Zane, 7, and Khi, 5 - have used their local business nous to assist a number of charities, both in town and afar.

And, this week, the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) food pantry was the beneficiary.

The trio handed over $65 to a thrilled Laurene Edwards, who coordinates the Bell Street facility.

"It makes my heart sing to know young people can be so generous," she said.

"Every little bit helps.

"The money will go towards supplying food, or other necessary goods, to put in our baskets.

"When I was told about the donation, I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was from a few kids.

"Too many are stuck on computers or phones these days.

"Apparently the boys do it on a regular basis.

"So, I thought they deserved a bit of recognition."

The ADRA food pantry opens every Wednesday between 11am and 12.30pm.

And, from all reports, it's an extremely busy venture.

"We look after between 20 and 30 people weekly," Ms Edwards said.

"Once a week, we receive a palette of items from the [ADRA Australia] food bank.

"We're only a small operation, run by volunteers, but the residents are thankful for the support we provide."

The boys' mother, Michelle Dever, admitted she was "very proud" of her sons - and their can-collecting enterprise.

"Not everyone uses the Return and Earn machines, so they pick up the outstanding ones," she said.

"Although Harley, Zane and Khi only started it this year, they give the money [they make] to a different charity each month.

"Already, they've made donations to the Muswellbrook South Public School Breakfast Club, Red Door Community Kitchen and Huntington's Association NSW.

"They're excited to do it, too.

"And, it gives them a sense of community."