Two second-grade girls at the Amity Primary Center in Douglassville created a new fashion trend that benefits a notable cause.
For the past week-and-a-half, Lauryn Massengill and Jolie Slobodin have been making rubber band bracelets to raise money for breast cancer research, said Lauren’s mother, Dawn Massengill.
Dawn Massengill said her daughter was given a jewelry-making kit for her birthday and the two girls took a class about bracelets one weekend.
Massengill said her daughter and Slobodin wanted to help raise money for the cancer research. So they came up with the idea of selling the bracelets and asked the Assistant Principal Karen Long if they could sell the bracelets at a school dance on April 19.
Long said yes, and the girls only brought 100 bracelets not knowing how quickly they would sell out.
Since then, they have sold almost 100 bracelets every morning before school, Massengill said.
Over the weekend, the girls and their moms worked hard to have nearly 200 bracelets ready for school on Monday.
The bracelets only cost $1 and their classmates often buy more than one at a time.
But the small cost can make a big difference.
Massengill said the girls had raised almost $500 by April 26, and that number will continue to rise before the end of the week.