Sisters Emma, Isabella and Camryn Thatcher sold watercolor paintings as a way to raise money to give A Kid’s Place a new XBOX 360 Kinect, two remotes and five games this past Christmas.

Normally, during the month of December younger kids spend their days dreaming of new toys and counting down the hours and minutes until Christmas day. Three little girls living in FishHawk; however, spent their time leading up to Christmas raising money to buy and donate toys to A Kid’s Place.

Emma (8), Isabella (7) and Camryn (3) Thatcher were inspired to raise money after Emma went caroling with her Brownie troop in 2012. This year, Emma and her sisters decided that they would paint pictures and sell them to raise money to buy the kids at A Kid’s Place a nice Christmas present.

“The girls worked extremely hard and made over 70 framed water color paintings between the three of them,” said Kelly Thatcher, mom to the three girls. “The girls mainly sold pictures to family and friends this year but we also had a lot of help from Kara Mee, from Salon John Parker, who let the girls sell their pictures in her salon.”

This year, the girls raised a total of $477 and they decided to buy a gift that all of the kids could share. With the money they bought a XBOX 360 Kinect, two remotes and five games, which they delivered to the children at A Kid’s Place on December 23. “The kids were very excited when they opened the packages; they jumped up and down and hugged my girls. My kids got to see how appreciative the children were and that definitely stuck with them,” said Thatcher.

Emma, Isabella and Camryn enjoyed giving to A Kid’s Place so much that they have already decided to raise money for Christmas 2012. The girls are hoping to raise enough money to buy a gift for each of the five houses at A Kid’s Place.

Anyone interested in either purchasing a painting or selling paintings at their business, please e-mail Thatcher at

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