This past weekend four young girls - Autumn, Ava, Charis and Alex - decided to use their talents to make a difference. They sold homemade crafts at the University Fellowship Church's charity bazaar. The money they raised was donated to Hope for Haiti.
I asked Autumn, age 8, why she decided to participate. "Last year I really felt like I wanted to do something to help and support people." She returned this year again because, "I really want to help people in the world," and "It's very fun because you're with your friends but you're also supporting people." Autumn made Christmas wreath ornaments out of upcycled materials to sell at the bazaar.
Ava, who Autumn introduced as her partner who does the wrapping, echoed similar thoughts as she smiled alongside Autumn.
Charis prepared for the bazaar painting pictures and making bracelets to sell. "I don't want mothers to give up their children because a mother is a big part of a child's life," she said.
Alex, age 9, learned to sew making these adorable hot and cold packs.
The girls I met were young but knew that they could make a difference. And that's just what they decided to do!