APEX, N.C. — A group of kids, of all ages, are changing the world for the better, and this holiday season they’ve decided to host a new event for a good cause.


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Creative Kids Foundation held its first event December 3

The foundation raised money to buy Christmas gifts for kids

It wants to continue doing events in the future and add more members to their group


The Creative Kids Foundation held its first event, a Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser, at Lune Spark Center for Creativity on December 3. The kids made homemade items, including bracelets, ornaments and cards, and then sold those things at the event.

The money raised will go toward buying gifts for families who are a part of the Doorway to Hope charity’s Angel Tree Project.

“Our goal is to help children to give wrapped gifts for the holidays, because not every child gets wrapped gifts,” said Rhea Agarwala, an 11-year-old, Creative Kids Foundation member.

“All the joy that’s being brought to them, it’s just unbelievable, because it just hurts me to think that people don’t have all the stuff that we have,” Maya Rao, a 9-year-old, Creative Kids Foundation member, said.

Kids from the Creative Kids Foundation decided they wanted to do this initiative after their first community cause, a lemonade stand fundraiser, turned out to be a success. They were able to raise money for the WakeMed Foundation, something the kids wanted to do after WakeMed Children’s Hospital saved group member Agarwala's life.

After paying it forward to WakeMed, the children were motivated to expand their efforts. That’s when the foundation was formed this summer.

“Creative Kids is like where we take that idea of giving to others from like what we have, making things and we made it something bigger,” Saniya Kamalpasha, 10-year-old, Creative Kids Foundation member, said.

“We can make a difference in this world, you know, like now in these days there’s like a lot of homeless rates, like more children are in need and all these world crises. So, it’s better to help them,” Agarwala said.

The kids say while being in this group has allowed them to give back, it also has taught them life skills, as well as shining a light on a big message.

“It’s taught me to share kindness to the world and always be generous,” Rysha Agarwala, an 8-year-old, Creative Kids Foundation member, said.

“No matter how small you are, how big you are, what your age is, anything like that, you can make a difference, you just have to try,” Kamalpasha said.