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12 Year Old School Fundraising Phenomenon

Posted on the 26 August 2011 by Mregina @justfundraising

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Isabel Uzelac is only 12 yet she’s been in the fundraising business 5 years. At the tender age of 7 she felt a need to give back to the community.  She started her own nonprofit, Educational Helpers and started collecting school supplies.

 ”I wanted to do something for the community and I did school supplies because it’s something I can relate to,” Uzelac said.

 Isabel calls on local businesses for cash donations. Then Uzelac buys the supplies – which includes backpack, pencils, pens, scissors, calculators, etc. – at local stores such as Staples, Wal-Mart and Target. Her first year she raised $100 and this year has raised $3,300 as of Aug. 11. She supplies students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

 WOW huh!

 Isabel currently has 50 backpacks filled with school supplies that she will donate to shelters in the Indiana region. With this much success she’s planning on expanding her school fundraising area through the state.

To donate, mail checks to Educational Helpers, P.O. Box 184, Valparaiso, Ind. 46385. To contact Uzelac email [email protected] or call her mother, Anita Uzelac, at (219) 309-6158 and watch for her upcoming website educationhelpers.

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