Succulents for Smiles 

4.00 hours$80.00 raised

Posted by: pineapple

Here's how we're taking action in our community:

My friend and I wanted to help out kids that are sick. We wanted to put a smile on kids' faces. Our hearts went out to kids that have cancer. We had heard about a student at our school passing away because of brain cancer. It made us so sad. We wanted to know more about cancer and raise money to help these kids in any way.

Here's how we got the idea:

A neighbor of ours mentioned Donovan's Smile. This was the boy we heard about that passed away and his family was devastated as well as our school community. We read about their non-profit organization and how they try to help the sick kids as well as the siblings in their families. Thats when we decided to sell succulents and use the money we raised to help them with their cause.

These are the steps we took:

We asked friend for donations of succulents and dirt. We used cut and recycled the bottom of water bottles to be the pots for our succulents. We also bought some clay pots. We spent time decorating and personalizing all the pots. We painted the bottles and clay pots. We also planted the succulents and made a sign and frame to share about the charity we wanted to feature.

Here are some of the results:

We raised $80 for our charity.

One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:

When we set up our table to sell our succulents. The Donovan's mom stopped by our table to meet us. She was touched and bought succulents and wanted to take a picture of us. She seemed emotional...I think it was because she was happy we were supporting her son and his memory. We were glad we could help.

One of the most important things I learned was:

Cancer is a very serious disease. It's important to learn and ask questions about what we don't know. If we can help just a little that makes a difference.