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Cobb County students raise money for storm victims by selling bracelets

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Davis Elementary School students making bracelets. Davis Elementary School students making bracelets.
COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Some students at Davis Elementary in Marietta may be small in size, but their hearts are larger than life.

The 10-year-olds are on a mission to help the victims of a tornado that ripped through Adairsville in January.

The fabulous five led a class of 30 taking part in a project to raise money for the storm victims.

"They had to come up with persuasive letters to go to our principal and discuss why they wanted to do it and who was this going to benefit," said Bonnie Popienko, a teacher at Davis Elementary.

"I thought I could really make a difference in the world as just a 10-year-old and I thought of making these bracelets," said Sofia Libman, a student.

The bracelets are made out of colorful rubber bands.

"I made a diamond right here which is a pink and white, one of my favorite colors is pink," said Carissa Robinson, a student.

When it was all said and done, the students raised $380, selling nearly 2,000 bracelets at a cost of 25 cents to 50 cents each.

"I am really proud that we can make a difference at this age," said Caroline Hayes, a student.

"Just seeing everyone buy them and how much money we made was a really good part of it," said Julia Ronis, a student.

"Even though $380 doesn't cover a lot of things, to these kids that is a million dollars and that is touching a lot of people's lives," said Popienko.

The students plan to present that check to the American Red Cross within the next couple of weeks.

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