Kids & Family

7-year-old Business Owner Gives Back to Her Community

When she saw that she could use her own operation to help others, she hopped on board.

BB Painter runs her own online retail business, goes to school full-time, and she recently started a successful fundraiser to give headbands to sick kids in her community. Oh, and she's only seven years old.

The pint-sized entrepreneur (with the help of her mother) started Pearl Boutique by BB in July to sell girls' accessories and clothing. Her inventory includes colorful scrunchies, glittery backpacks and unicorn hair soap, to name a few. She says she knows the needs of her customers very well, because she's one of them!

When looking for merchandise to add to her store, she found Headbands of Hope , an online shop that for every headband purchased, one is given to a child with cancer. Painter ordered some of the headbands for her shop and was recently able to make a donation of 50 headbands to cancer patients at Alabama's Children's Hospital.

When asked why she's taking part in the fundraiser, her answer was straight to the point. "Because they might not feel that they're pretty, and I want to make them feel good," she told WVTM-TV .

Painter said she'll continue to sell the headbands and keep helping others however she can. She hopes that other kids her age will take her lead and stay true to their goals, whatever they are.

"I want kids to know if they have a dream, they should go for it." - BB Painter

You can purchase a Headband of Hope by sending BB a direct message on the Pearl Boutique by BB Facebook page.

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