My name is Alicia Serratos. I am 9 years old and I love to sing, theater, wrestling, Girl Scouts and helping other people. My friend Micah started collecting Legos for kids in Africa that didn’t have any toys and had never seen Legos before. When I found out, I knew I wanted to help. I went home and told my brother and sisters and we all filled up bags of Legos to give to Micah. Then, I thought we could get our Girl Scout Troop to help too, so I asked my mom. I knew she’d say yes and she did. Our troop collected a lot of Legos to give to Micah. Then, in December, Micah got to go to Uganda, Africa and actually give the Legos to lots of kids there.
When Micah came back and told our Troop all about his trip it was so amazing. I loved seeing the pictures and hearing how happy all the kids were. It really made me want to help even more. I asked my mom if I could go too, but she didn’t really know if it would be OK. She talked with Micah’s parents and they decided we could go too!
I am so excited to go help the families in Uganda, I just can’t wait. My mom set up a Crowdrise page for donations, but she said I have to earn the money too. So, we came up with the idea of making and selling Lego Jewelry. My mom has been drilling the holes and I thread the chain through. I send a thank you and write the addresses on all the envelopes and mail them. Now, we’re getting a tool so that I can do everything myself. I’m learning how to use Etsy and I even have a square to take credit cards.
I need to raise $3,000 to be able to go on my trip. I’ve been selling lots of necklaces, but still have a lot to raise. If you would like to help, you can make a donation on my Crowdrise page or buy a necklace on my Etsy page.
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