December 10, 2007

A Seven-Year-Old Makes a Difference

WASHINGTON, DC - A young girl has done something no one else has ever done for a D.C. based non-profit group that builds playgrounds all across the county.

Kamilah Bryant was five years old when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast; a kindergarten student too young to even get a weekly allowance. But like most kids, she had a box of crayons and a pad of paper and that was enough to help her get to work and help hurricane victims get to play.

Kamilah said, "my great-grandmother was telling me about Katrina kids, and I thought I could make more so they could have their stuff back."

She began folding fans and honing a sales pitch. She started selling them at her church last year and then moved on to her community. "I selled them for $1 and people game me $20's and $5's and $10's." She said business is in her blood. "Well, I'm pretty good at business because my dad is a CPA."

Other tidbits from the article:

  • Kamilah ultimately raised $1,000.
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