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1st Grader Raises Money for Families in Need

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A 7-year-old Billings girl has big dreams to help her community, and she's taking her first step to help make a difference.

Karlee Albertson is a first grader at Sandstone Elementary. The school is holding its 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar to raise money for the Sandstone Giving Tree, which helps give to students in need at her school, and she decided to do something to help raise money for the cause.

"I went in my toy room and I was kind of thinking and then I had an idea to do something like this so then I asked my mom what I can do to help," says Albertson.

So, she and Sandstone Principal Mark Venner will be painting finger nails during the bazaar this weekend to raise money for the Giving Tree.

"She is constantly smiling, constantly trying to do things for other people. She has one of the biggest hearts I've ever seen on a first grade child and she is very wise beyond her years," says Venner.

The bazaar is this Saturday, November 16th, from 10 AM to 4 PM. It's at Sandstone Elementary, 1440 Nutter Blvd.

Even though the bazaar isn't until Saturday, Albertson has already raised $550 from people who cannot attend the event.