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11-year-old starts 'Cupcakes for Haiti' campaign

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Out of the kindness of one 11-year-old's heart, she decided to conduct a project to raise money to help the young victims of the Haitian earthquake.  She may be little, but her hearts are huge when it comes to helping others less fortunate.   

Noelle Calvo-Monge, who lives in Nimitz Hill, recalls her motivation for helping, saying, "About five days after the earthquake hit we were watching CNN and my mom , 'Why don't you do something?' and I just thought about what I was most passionate about and helping others and baking cupcakes so that's why I came up with Cupcakes for Haiti

With the help of her parents and little sister Reese, she got started.  "Because these kids in Haiti have nothing to eat or drink or anything," Reese said.

The Cupcakes for Haiti fundraiser was in full effect.  The Calvo-Monge kitchen was filled with the chocolate and vanilla sweet sensations, loaded into plastic containers and topped off with a mini-Haitian flag. Each tasty treat filled with love.  Said Noelle, "I really hope to raise a lot of money for the charity I picked, and the charity I picked was Save the Children, because a lot of kids my age don't have privileges like we do like that are just really special needs and we're so thankful to God that the earthquake didn't catch us."

Noelle chose the Save the Children charity to donate her profits to, as the non-profit organization has served the needs of Haiti's poorest children and families since 1978. Donations to the organization are going to provide urgently needed medical attention, safe drinking water and other basic necessities.

She added, "I want to give back to the children that lost a lot; I might have a book and pencil and school but a girl my age might have a broken leg or arm in Haiti, and I just want to give back."

In total, Noelle managed to raise $600 that will go to Save the Children.  She encourages you to do your part, saying, "So as much as you can be thankful you're still alive, be thankful that you don't have broken body parts just give back and give love."

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