Katie, and Emma O’Rourke probably never imagined themselves taking on such a big project at such a young age. But the sister-duo—Katie is 12 and Emma is 10—did just that with the help and support of their fam.
They decided to help the countless people who don’t have enough to eat by creating the bread + butter project.
The girls created an online clothing store with sweatshirts, t-shirts, hoodies and other comfy, cute clothing. All of the gear is emblazoned with their “bread + butter” logo. Half of the profits are donated directly to food banks in New England (and soon, all across the country!).
So, why did they choose the name bread + butter? It serves as a reminder that so many people all around the country don’t even have the basics. Both Katie and Emma play a big part in the company—designing products, providing updates on their site and pitching marketing ideas. The clothing store was their brainchild and they make sure it’s run just how they imagined it.
If you want to shop their online store and donate to an awesome cause, check them out at: the bread + butter project. You can also find out more info from their daily blog!
BLOG IT OUT! How will you be helping out this holiday season? Do you usually donate money, food or toys? Tell us now!
BY GL ON 11/27/2009 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN charity