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Kids Deliver Breakfast to Fundraise for Sandy Victims

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Rochester: Kids Deliver Breakfast to Fundraise for Sandy Victims
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Many have been moved to help donate to Sandy relief efforts but a group of kids took the giving a step further.

They organized and put together their own fundraiser by providing people with some morning motivation.

"It's incredible to watch kids that want to make change and a community helping to enable them to make change and make a difference," said parent organizer Jennie Schaff.

It's a makeshift drive thru these kids are using to make that difference.

"So the kids brainstormed and they came up with a bazillion ideas, from dance-a-thons, to marathons, to let's deliver breakfast to people's houses, and that's what they came up with, so it could be a drive thru or delivery," said Schaff.

Schaff and her kids called on friends and neighbors to help deliver breakfast to about three-hundred families in the Pittsford area. Sunday morning people picked up their pre-paid bags of donated bagels and fruit for $15 and for an extra five bucks others had their breakfast delivered.

"Last year we kind of did the same thing but we did a spaghetti dinner," said organizer Charlie Schaff.

Eight year old Schaff says he and his friends also raised money last year for tsunami victims in Japan. This year all money raised will help those impacted by Sandy.

"It made me feel good and I wanted people to have a normal life and not like miss anything or do anything," said Charlie.

The kids were able to surpass their fundraising goal and raised nearly $8,000.

"I know a lot of people in New York City. A lot of my family lives there. My aunt and uncle were without power and had a tree in their front lawn. The sidewalk was ripped up," said
12-year old volunteer Sasha Kinsler.

They plan to give their donation to the Mayor's fund, set up by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which helps support relief efforts.

"I hope it will help people get their houses back, get their belongings back, get their life back in action," said Kinsler.

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