June 3, 2020
By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources
DIAMOND BAR, CA--During quarantine, eight-year-old Anjelica Liu learned a new hobby that will help provide over 5,600 meals to families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Quail Summit Elementary third grader has been weaving tiny rubber bands into bracelets and 3D charms using a Rainbow Loom.
And the items have been selling like hotcakes on social media to families and friends.
Anjelica decided to donate 100% of fundraiser proceeds to the Feeding America network of food banks.
“I feel very happy that I am able to help people who are dealing with difficult situations during COVID-19,” she said.
To date, the sale of over 70 colorful items has raised nearly $200, and will be combined matching funds from her parents, and mother’s employer, the Danaher Corporation.
The nationwide Feeding America hunger relief organization provides ten meals to families in need for every dollar donated.
“I’m so proud of Anjelica – she’s worked so hard to raise this money!” exclaimed teacher Christina Phillips.
"Quail Summit's motto is "The School with a Heart" and Anjelica has shown she has heart," said Principal Frances Weissenberger.
"She is an example that no matter the age, you can make a difference!"
Quail Summit Elementary third grader has been selling homemade fishtail bracelets and 3D charms to benefit Feeding America.