When 11-year-old Amanda Ng of Cypress Trails Elementary School in Royal Palm Beach wanted to do a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network as reigning ambassador, she turned to her older brother and friends for help. Sixteen-year-old Alex Ng of Wellington High School recruited 16-year-old Sara Iman of Royal Palm Beach High School to coordinate the event with help from classmate Christie Porter.
The three encouraged their parents to spread the word, and Julie Bryant of the Royal Palm Beach Quarters Auction made the Children’s Miracle Network its charity for the Feb. 19 event. The quarters auction benefits a different charity each month and boasts more than 30 vendors who showcase their home-based businesses and help the cause for the evening.
Iman and team recruited middle schoolers from Crestwood Middle School to help with the event, and relatives, neighbors and friends attended to help the cause. The event raised more than $860.
To learn more about the Children’s Miracle Network, visit www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org. Businesses that would like to help should contact Ng or her mother, Sandi Ng, at email@example.com.
(Right, L-R) Christi Porter, Amanda Ng, Alex Ng and Sara Iman.