Just ten years old, Clara Pilley started Keys for Hope last September decorating keys and selling them to raise money for the local homeless shelter in Charleston, S.C. Since then, Clara and her friends have sold 2,000 keys and raised $12,000.
The girls use beads, buttons and ribbons to embellish old keys for use as necklace, key chain, zipper pull or ornament. The decorative keys symbolizes “shelter” and the hope for a better future for Charleston’s homeless families.
Each key is sold for five dollars, dedicated toward constructing a new shelter building and soup kitchen. Locals can find them in retail stores around Mt. Pleasant
Clara was named one of 15 “Huggable Heroes” by the Build-A-Bear Workshop last week, winning ten thousand dollars and earning a scholarship for herself, as well as $2,500 for her charity.
All these young philanthropists from the U.S. and Canada realize that kids can impact their community in a major way. The Good News Network will feature all of these Heroes over the next two weeks on our Great Kids page.
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