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High school students create online fundraiser

CARLSBAD — Inspired by four San Dieguito Academy students, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad has partnered with the four soon-to-be seniors on a fundraising program.
Recognizing that current economic times are tough, making it hard for many to give cash donations to the Club, the high school girls have organized a “Kids Helping Kids” fundraiser that is asking the community to donate items that can be resold on eBay to help support the Club.
These young philanthropists claim it won’t cost donors a dime. Kids Helping Kids is asking members of the community to search their closets, garages, and attics for any items that are in great shape, but may be no longer used. The girls at Kids Helping Kids say the best items for resale online that will raise the most funds for the Club are designer clothes, fashion hats, belts, purses, shoes, small, working electronic goods and sporting goods. The best items have brand names.
It is best if the items are new or just gently used, and are appropriate for shipping. Donations that are too big or heavy are difficult to ship these items. Items that are broken, torn, or otherwise not appropriate for resale cannot be accepted.
Taylor Chapin, one of the founders of Kids Helping Kids effort said, “I can’t imagine a better way to spend part of my summer than helping the Boys & Girls Club. I see first-hand how they’ve made such a positive impact on so many kids and I simply just wanted to do my part to contribute.”
Donors can drop off items at either Boys & Girls Club branch locations between the hours of 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. Monday through Friday between July 6 and July 17. The two Carlsbad branches are 3115 Roosevelt Ave., and 7805 Centella Ave.