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Children raise money for Sandy victims

Posted at: 11/18/2012 7:37 PM

Relief continues to pour in for the victims of Superstorm Sandy from people right here in the Rochester area.

Sunday, about 25 kids from the Rochester Relief Kids Coalition helped organize a fundraiser that they called "Sand-Aid." People could come to the Simons Baby and Teen store across from Pittsford Plaza and pick up a bundle of bagels, cream cheese and a newspaper for $15.

All of the money they raised will go to those impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Parents say this entire effort was completely organized by the kids and they are proud of what they accomplished.

"It's incredible to see the energy of the parents that want to support it." says Jennie Schaff, event organizer. "And the community organizations and companies that helped to make these bags possible without one cent of our own money going to them. These organizations want to help empower these kids to make changes which is incredible."

Parents say this was a great way to show kids that change is possible and they can make a difference in their world.