This story appeared on Franklin Matters this week. Nice job Mirabella and Katherine!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Harvest Festival Kids' Fundraiser Success!
I just wanted to share with "FRANKLIN MATTERS" about the wonderful, and
successful day our girls had at their Harvest Festival booth.
Mirabella Carrara and Katherine Kurtz, both age 9, met in pre-school,
forming an immediate bond. They now sit side-by-side in their forth grade
classroom at Davis Thayer Elementary. Their philanthropic hearts and love
for American Girl dolls gave rise to the idea of selling crafts in order to raise
money to buy toys, books and dolls for patients at Boston Children's Hospital,
where Mirabella was treated as a baby.
The girls partnered with American Girl Place in Natick and were able to shop
there and deliver gifts to BCH last year.
|crafts sold to raise money|
With the local support and encouragement, the girls have decided to make
this an annual event and started their efforts early this year. Through sales
and generous donations, they raised $342 yesterday, selling hot pink sparkly
star ornaments and earrings that they made. They also had a coloring table
where children were encouraged to color an official Get Well card. We
collected over 50 Get Well cards that will be delivered with our gifts in
Thank you to Franklin for supporting these girls, their great idea, and the
children at Boston Children's Hospital!
Kellie Carrara (mother)
|making Get Well cards at the Harvest Festival|