My name is Alexa Kimelman, I am 10 years old and in Grade 5. When I am not in school I like to play Tennis, hang out with my friends, and make bracelets! My mom and I were looking for new hobbies and ways to spend quality time together, that’s when I started to become interested in making bracelets. We set out to find different sources for beads and materials- right here in Toronto.
After making numerous bracelets for my friends and family, I approached my school and asked if I could sell my beautiful bracelets at upcoming events. When I told the teachers and students that I would be donating 50% of my proceeds to Toronto’s very own Sick Kids Hospital, I began to receive a lot of support. Bead4Better had begun! I chose to donate to Sick Kids Hospital because I feel that kids there are not as fortunate as I am today and could really use our support. I hope I can help change their lives for the better!
At school I have been involved in many fundraisers for global and local causes such as: Free The Children, Sick Kids Hospital, The Salvation Army, Homeless Shelters and more! This has taught me to be more caring and how to take the right steps in order to make a difference.
I have become a regular fixture in the school atrium where I sell the bracelets weekly! Teachers, students and parents have all supported my cause. I am so happy to share my creations, but I am more grateful for what I am able to provide to those in need.
My short term goal is to raise and donate one thousand dollars to the Sick Kids Hospital! So far I have been very successful and have raised a total of five hundred dollars! My mission is to support all the great things that are happening at the Sick Kids Hospital! I hope that I am able to change the world… or even save lives of kids, just like me!
I hope you will join me in my journey one BEAD at a time!