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High school student Summer has combined craft and kindness to create a small jewellery business that’s helping raise funds for animals in need!


Cape Town, South Africa (11 January 2024) — Summer Muller Thomson has a deep love for animals. With a big goal to help as many animals in need as possible, Summer’s making the little things count. As such, the Herschel Girls’ High student has committed to bracelet making within her jewellery business—all to help the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa and their animals shine with hope.

Summer’s jewellery-making is a fundraising initiative and small business that she committed to late last year. The idea behind Summers Beadings is to use creativity for a cause and turn bracelets into acts of kindness.

With a limitless palette of colours and beautiful beads at the ready, the young entrepreneur has been hard at work to earn some extra pocket money and donate a sizeable amount of her profits to make many tails wag.

In December, Summer managed to raise enough funds to purchase cans of food, dry food, blankets and some treats for the Animal Welfare Society. And, she has no plans of slowing down.

“I just really believe that every animal deserves a loving and caring home and I will do my best to help all of them that I can. I adore animals and wish I could help them all. So even if it’s something small, I’m still going to do what I can,” she shared with the AWS.

It’s always heartwarming to witness the youth of country making a difference in whatever way they can. Learning the socially responsible aspect of business from an early age is not only one of the most critical lessons in improving our country from the ground up; it’s also one that so many businesses at their ripe and mature stages don’t fully grasp.

We can’t wait to see Summer’s business flourish further, as she stands as a role-model both for her peers and the adult-entrepreneurs around her.

You can support Summer’s business here!

Meanwhile, in other entrepreneurial pages to take notes in kindness from, I Love Coffee is a powerhouse in empowerment, providing opportunities for the deaf community while bridging the knowledge gaps many non-deaf people have.

Sources: Animal Welfare Society South Africa; @summers.beading 
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Ashleigh Nefdt is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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