BENEFITING: American Red Cross
EVENT DATE: Jan 01, 2014
Last fall, Stella feared the worst for New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit. She felt helpless watching the news and asked, “What can a KID do to help?!”
Her answer: cut down mistletoe, decorate it with bows and bells and sell it in the front yard. Her first stand sold out in thirty minutes and so we just had to find some more to sell the following weekend. “Mistletoe is PURE PROFIT!”, she heard someone say the next weekend and indeed it was. By the third (and unexpected) weekend of 2012, Stella had raised $2,034 and had a check for the American Red Cross headquarters in New York City!
After delivering the check in person, Stella learned first hand how the Red Cross disaster relief teams help people in need. She was invited to Brooklyn, meeting fire fighters who had saved entire neighborhoods, while their own homes succumbed to Hurricane Sandy. They thanked a kid for helping.
All year long, when people asked Stella about her plans for 2013, her plan stayed true. She wants to raise more funds this year! How? EASY, according to Stella! She enlisted a team of the most clever and talented friends from school. Some kids will make signs, some will sell mistletoe at stands and others will help spread the word that kids can help others.
Join Stella’s team and support the second year of Jingle Bells Mistletoe, care of Stella and Company!