Here's how we're taking action in our community:
I made rainbow loom letter charms and bracelets. My brother, Ethan, made origami toys. We participated in our school Ripple Kids in Action events to raise money for Cheetah.org. Cheetahs are our favorite animal and are endangered because their habitat is shrinking (we know because my brother reads a lot and knows everything about cheetahs). We had a lot of fun selling our stuff too 😄
Here's how we got the idea:
We got the Ripple Kids flyer from our school a few weeks back. Both my brother and I love cheetahs and know that they are endangered so of course we wanted to raise money to help them. I thought of making loom bracelets because I like doing that but it had been done before. I needed something more unique. Since I was making letter charms for my cousin for her birthday, I decided to make them to sell with the bracelets.
My brother loves origami so he decided to make origami toys to sell.
These are the steps we took:
We started about 10 days before the school fair. My mom ordered more rubber bands for me. We set a goal of making a few items each day. I made the most common letters of the alphabet in a variety of colors and designs. My hook and loom actually broke a few days in so we had to get a new set from the store. I also make two different designs of bracelets. My brother made transforming ninja stars, boomerangs, flapping cranes, and dollar rings.
Here are some of the results:
We sold so many letter charms that we lost count. I also sold 6-7 bracelets. My brother sold 5-6 transforming ninja stars, 4 boomerangs, 2 flapping cranes, and 4 dollar rings made out of real dollar bills. We raised a total of $109 for cheetahs.org
These are the people who volunteered with me:
One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:
The coolest thing that happened was two of our friends donated extra money on top of buying our stuff to support our cause.
One of the most important things I learned was:
We learned how to deliver good customer service when one of our customers wasn't completely satisfied with his purchase. We learned to listen to his complaint and figure out a solution that both he and we are okay with.