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Carlsbad 10-year-old uses mask sales to help Rady Children's Hospital

Posted at 8:05 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 11:07:52-05

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) — Last June, we introduced you to Emery Kordower, a Carlsbad 5th grader, after she gained national recognition for a kindness speech she wrote over the summer.

Since we last spoke with her, her creativity and willingness to give back haven't skipped a beat. Her latest efforts all began with a gift she received.

"My aunt got me a sewing machine and I started sewing and wanted to do good for the community started my business," Emery said.

Emery began sewing masks, scrunchies and drawstring bags then started selling them on her website, SewCal Stitches.

"For anyone who wants to buy them, half of the profits will go to Rady Children's Hospital and any donation anyone wants to make, 100% of that will go there," she says.

She said she visited the hospital one year when her brother was sick, that's when she saw kids just like her were battling serious health conditions. So she spent most of her winter vacation working towards the mini business that gives back.

"It makes me sad when kids can't do what I can do because they have health issues. I have this amazing life and get to do all these things but they're not so lucky having to spend a lot of their life in the hospital," Emery described. "I was doing what most kids do, relaxing and playing. But I realized if I really wanted to do this I had to put more of my free time and effort into sewing."

The site went live this past weekend and has already tallied up a few sales.

"I want everyone to feel they have a place in this world. Even if some people's lives are better than others, they should still feel comfortable and happy," said Emery.