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Aquinas Academy raises more than $500 for Hurricane Harvey relief

| Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Aquinas Academy fourth grade girls created and sold bracelets to raise $328 for Houston victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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Aquinas Academy fourth grade girls created and sold bracelets to raise $328 for Houston victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Aquinas Academy fourth grade girls created and sold bracelets to raise $328 for Houston victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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Aquinas Academy fourth grade girls created and sold bracelets to raise $328 for Houston victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Aquinas Academy fourth grade girls recently raised funds to help Houston victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The students, who call themselves the Extreme Loomers, came up with the idea of making and selling rainbow-colored rubber band bracelets.

After receiving permission from Leslie Mitros, head of the Catholic school located in Gibsonia, the girls used recess time to create the popular bracelets using a hook, peg loom, and stretch bands.

They established price points based on the design complexity, created posters, took custom orders, and worked the sales tables during lunch.

When the sale came to an end, the Extreme Loomers had raised $328.

That same day, a team of Aquinas Academy eighth-grade girls sold more than $200 in baked goods also for the hurricane relief project.

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