Scarlett Smith-Dunn created Paws for My Cause as a half-term school project. But now it has grown thanks to the local community, Express reports.
So far Paws for My Cause has received 200 teddy bears. Each bear receives personal attention from Scarlett.
She cleans well and then sells online. In just one week she raised 350 British pounds. Her father Chris also participates in the project. He is a website designer and made the website for her. Chris adds the site received orders from as far as Canada.
Scarlett donates all of the money to the NSPCC. “I’ve been wanting to try to have my own business for a while. So when I had the idea, I thought it would be a fun thing to do for the NSPCC. The NSPCC looks after children and children look after teddies. Now the teddies are looking after the children. One of the first teddies went to London. We have had orders from all over”, she says.
She sells the bears for 2 to 6 Pounds a pop depending on the size. Scarlett says she was inspired by her mother who does charity work at a community cafe. Scarlett’s sisters also help.
“People have been inspired by her and often when they buy a bear for £2 they donate more money when they go through to the Just Giving page. It just shows children can make a difference in the world too”, her mother says.