A local brother and sister are teaming up to raise money for families in need. They are hard at work making hundreds of rubber band bracelets.
The siblings from Columbus are hoping the bracelets are a big hit because all the money they make will be donated to a good cause.
8-year-old Brookelynn Will is busy building bracelets.
“Yeah it's really fun to do!” she said.
With the help of her 5-year-old brother Boden, she's stringing together these colorful rubber bands to create a fine piece of jewelry.
Brookelynn wants to make and sell 500 bracelets at a fundraiser next Wednesday.
All the money she collects, she'll donate directly to the Ronald McDonald House.
“It just feels really good to give,”
Mom Michelle says this was Brookelynn's idea. She even used her own birthday money to buy the supplies.
“Her dad and I are definitely trying to raise our kids to have really big hearts,” said Michelle. “I'm just really proud of both of them,”
Brookelynn says her reason for taking on this project is simple.
“I just think it's nice to doing something for little kids and because mommas and dads are really sad for their kids that might get hurt and might be dying so we're just doing this to get them better,”
How much money do they hope to raise?
“A lot!” exclaimed Brookelynn
“$50!” shouted Boden.
“I think you're going to make more than 50,” responded NBC 15 reporter Tim Elliott
“$100?” responded Boden.
“I will be happy with just whatever we get,” said Michelle. “It's more about the experience for them just to help people out. It's amazing, it will be really good,”
Their generosity knows no bounds...they wouldn't let Tim leave empty handed.
“What do you think?” Tim asked.
“It's cool!” said Brookelynn
The Will family is selling the bracelets on August 28, Wednesday from 10:00 am -2:00 pm at Bombshell Hair Design in Downtown Columbus located at 116 North Dickason Blvd.
There is no set price for the bracelets, it's whatever you want to donate.
If you can't make it to the fundraiser, just email Tim Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will put you in touch with Michelle. All the money they collect will go directly to the Ronald McDonald House.