Fired Up for Philly Philanthropy

SCH 8th grader Addie Hayne is fired up in this week's issue and she has a passion to support local charities which has ignited a successful beading business. After her sister’s birthday party left a surplus of beads rolling around the house, Addie started crafting bracelets that caught the eye of her classmates and friends. She quickly seized the opportunity to turn the interest into a business that has heated up over the past 3 years with the goal of supporting non-profits in the area with 100% of her proceeds. Through the sales of her custom, handmade beaded jewelry, and mask lanyards @BarleysBeads on Instagram, Addie has now fired off over $1,000 in funds to agencies such as Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Fred’s Footsteps. She is currently supporting the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment-Special Delivery Unit at CHOP and has raised $300 this season.  You can Direct Message her on Instagram if one of her gems catches your eye!

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Our 2021-22 social media campaign, Fired Up Fridays, pays tribute to the message engraved in the stone mantelpiece above the fireplace in the Henry Library that reads: “Kyndle yr awne ffyre” (Kindle Your Own Fire). Each Friday we will shine a light on members of the school community whose passion runs deep for a particular interest, activity, class, or hobby. #FiredUpFridays posts on Insta and Facebook, so be sure to follow along! 

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