Friday, April 8, 2011

7 Year Old Kylee already helping others

   I am writing to tell you about my daughter,  Kylee. She is 7 years old and one of the kindest people I know. I am always amazed at how much she thinks of others and how she can make their day better.

   Kylee is already an artist and likes to create things for others.  At Christmas time for the last 3 years she has made gifts for a group of 15 girls in her school - things like necklaces, pins, soap and t-shirts. This year she asked to participate in a craft fair, selling her arts and crafts along side other adults who do this for a living.  She worked hard week after week to create beautiful crafts and earned quite a bit of money for a seven-year-old, $180.00! 

   I would expect most kids to want to spend this money on themselves, but Kylee chose to use some of the money she earned to buy Christmas presents for kids living in a local homeless shelter.  Then she made a donation to our local Humane Society, and she just donated even more to help with earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan. She has chosen to keep the remaining $40.00 and save it to buy supplies to make more arts and crafts for next year's fair so that she can continue to give to those in need.
   In a day and age when kids bullying each other is all over the news, it makes me so proud to think that my daughter is doing everything she can to help others.  She truly is an example for everyone, and I'm so proud to call her my daughter. 

Thank You,
Emily Smith

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