Bossier City girl raises money for flood victims by crafting

Bossier City girl raises money for flood victims by crafting
Taylor Henry sells the tissue holders for $5 each and is hoping to raise $1,000.00. (Source: Victoria Shirley, KSLA News 12)
Taylor Henry sells the tissue holders for $5 each and is hoping to raise $1,000.00. (Source: Victoria Shirley, KSLA News 12)

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Bossier City 8-year-old Taylor Henry was inspired by a lesson at her church about "giving" and decided to use her sewing talent to help flood victims in South Louisiana.

She decided to sew together tissue holders and sell them to raise money for flood victims. Henry told KSLA News 12 Tuesday, her goal is to raise $1,000.00 for the flood victims. She easily surpassed that goal in 24 hours. She has received orders from all over the country including Arizona, New York, and Florida. They've even had donations of fabric and thread.

Henry, a 3rd grader, has a big heart and was sad to hear about the South Louisiana flooding. "I feel so sad for them," she said.

After noticing her church and school were collecting donations for the flood victims, she knew she wanted to find a way to help as well.

She decided to sew together tissue holders and sell them to raise money for flood victims.

"The donations will be going to my church, who will then donate them to flood victims," Henry said.

So far Henry has sold more than 380 tissue holders, with the help of her mom Julia Henry, who spread the word about the tissue holders on social media.

"I feel so thankful they are doing this because it will help a lot of people," said Taylor Henry.

Speedway Plumbing has pledged to donate the difference if she isn't able to raise the money by Sunday.

If you would like to donate stamps and envelopes to the cause, you can message Taylor's mother, Julia Henry on Facebook and make a payment via Paypal.

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