PARKLAND, FL- What started as a simple craft idea to fill the hours soon became a project to help a family in need. Emma and Drew Edelstein wanted to make some Fourth of July jewelry. After making rainbow loom bracelets for everyone in their family, they decided to make more to sell.
Jessica Edelstein discussed with her children the cost of the bracelets and the idea of donating the proceeds to help the community. The Edelstein family is no stranger to giving back, but they have never done their own fundraiser. The Edelstein family decided to sell their bracelets to their neighbors for $1 and donate the money to a family in need.
Emma and Drew took custom orders and delivered the bracelets swiftly to their paying customers. They earned $50 from their bracelet sale and purchased a gift card to Publix to give to a family in need. The Edelstein's were then connected to a single mother in need through Legacy Closet. Legacy Closet is a charity organization that helps families in need; people can come and pick up new or gently used items they need without a fee.
"They hope to make more bracelets in the future to sell and donate to more people in need especially during these times when so many people can use some extra help," shared Edelstein.
The family's first fundraiser proved to be a huge success. The children had fun and were able to help a family in need during these unprecedented times.
"We feel so good helping others, and we are having fun making the bracelets,” shared Emma and Drew.
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