Two kid entrepreneurs in the East Bay have been helping their community get through the novel coronavirus outbreak. Being only 6 and 9 years old, Ashley and Brianna Wong from Oakland are selling key chains with their company Duck and Chick to raise money for students in need.
The Oakland sisters wrote on their company website that they started Duck and Chick to raise money to help other people. “Two years ago, we got a catalog at Christmas time. In the catalog it said that eggs from ducks and chickens have protein and vital nutrients in it. There are many families around the world without food so we wanted to help!”
Ever since, the two sisters have been earning money by making leather goods. Brianna, the older sister of the two wrote, “Since we didn’t have enough money from our piggy banks, we decided to earn money by making bracelets and other things.” So far, the Wong sisters have donated to Heifer International, World Vision, Compassion and their school.
They have a cute video of their efforts on their Facebook page.
With the mission to “make a difference in the world” the two young entrepreneurs have now decided to contribute funds to the COVID-19 relief effort.
The sisters are now making leather key chains with “spread love”, “wash your hands”, and “air hugs” written on them. Each key chain is worth $15.00.
“Schools are closed now and some kids really depend on school lunch,” Brianna told ABC7 News. “So we’re going to donate to NoKidHungry so that kids can get their meals.”
As of now, ABC7 News reported that the girls have already made enough to feed 200 kids, but are still aiming to feed 1,800 more.
If you’d like to support their efforts, you can order merchandise off their website.
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