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Looms 4 Lives: Selling crafts to help orphans in Africa

Looms 4 Lives raised $62.73 for an orphanage

Looms 4 Lives raised $62.73 for an orphanage in Africa. Photo Credit: Kidsday illustration / Julia Ducos

We are best friends with an amazing idea. Last summer we went to the Eastport Bible Camp together. We sang songs, played volleyball, did crafts, went swimming and learned about God.

Campers were asked to bring in money for an orphanage in Africa. To make it fun, the group that brought in the most money got to dump slime on one of the counselors. We decided to take action, and we skipped a day at camp and started to sell loom bracelets. All of the money earned went to the orphanage. We called it Looms 4 Lives.

We sold many loom creations. We also sold sandals, rings and pencil grips. They were handcrafted by us using Rainbow Loom. We started selling at Alana’s house, but progress was slow, and Julia needed to go home. So we decided Alana would sleep over later that day. We planned to sell at Julia’s house the next morning. That night we made posters and loom crafts. By the next morning we had more than 60 loom crafts. We sold them for five hours straight. Then we went to Alana’s house for three hours. Business was still slow. We sold iced tea as well, and in the end we made $62.73.

All of the money, along with a bucket of donations from others, was given to the orphanage.

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