- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
“After explaining the concept of fundraising to her,
Sophia decided that she was going to have her own fundraiser
so that she can help her friends,” her mother Janet Pedrazzi said.
“She decided to sell her artwork.
She insisted I mark the family calendar and that we begin our preparations.”
“I feel that what I am doing is important because it teaches people
what is really out there," Sophia explained,
"and what other people are dealing with.
It also teaches people to be thankful for what they have.
My favorite part is handing over the money to Owen's family
and giving it to Rafi's fund
because I love to see the smiles on their faces."