Mass. Girl Sells Her Toys for Japanese People

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In the wake of the tragic events in Japan, many people are looking for a way to help the disaster victims.  For 7-year-old Sage Friedman of Florence, Mass., helping meant giving up some of her favorite things.

While sitting in her first grade class, Sage came up with the idea to sell her toys and books to raise money for the Japanese people. She's also selling clay sculptures she makes.

"Saturday morning she woke up and said, 'Mommy, I really feel like I want to help the people in Japan. I need to do something for the people in Japan. I have a lot of toys I could sell and send the money to the people in Japan,'" her mother, Jennifer Friedman, said.

"It's pretty hard to sell toys and books,but not hard to make the sculptures," Sage said.

Her mother contacted Shelter Box, an organization that helped after last year's earthquakes struck in Haiti and Chile. The group sent out a mass e-mail explaining the girl's plan. In just three days, Sage met her goal of raising $1,000.

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