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Skaneateles: Sixth-grader adds color to the world with Krayons 4 Kids

Her online journal was created with minimal help from her parents and Chloe manages the site on her own. The logo that graces the top of the Web site was designed by Chloe, (and naturally it was colored on paper in crayon) then scanned and uploaded to the site by her dad. Shelly helped get the blog set up initially because she's an experience blogger and reader of online journals. Together, they were able to get a PayPal button uploaded so Chloe would be able to receive donations via the Internet.

Before leaving, Chloe had already received about $200 in donations.

"We used some of it for getting pencils and stickers for the teachers," she said.

Some of that money is also going toward her continuing effort in Lima, Peru, where she and her family have kept in touch with the teachers and students they visited last February. Chloe said she would be sending off about 100 packs of crayons for the children there.

There's a lesson to be learned in all of this -- never underestimate the heart of a child.

"I just want them to know that even kids or teenagers can help," Chloe said.

Even Clark, Chloe's 10-year-old brother has taken it upon himself to give a hand to help the children of Peru and Nicaragua out.

Knowing there are children less fortunate than her out in the world has opened Chloe's eyes -- they don't have as much as we do, some don't know how to write, but this project will give them the chance to create with color.

"You get really emotional because you see they don't really have these things," Chloe said as she talked about helping other children. "We do take it for granted and they don't have anything like that."

To read Chloe's story, see pictures from her trips or to donate, log onto krayons4kids.blogspot.com.

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