Cary high school student uses talents for fundraising

April 4, 2018 by  

For the past two years, Wilson Matsuo, a sophomore at Green Hope High School in Cary, has been making string bags and selling them through Etsy. All of the proceeds have been going to a non-profit organization that works with children in the foster care system in the United States called One Simple Wish.

Etsy is the primary vendor used for selling the bags. However, Matsuo also sells the bags through the Pink Magnolia Boutique, the Chatham Wine Company, and the Southern Women’s Show, which is coming up from Friday April 13 to Sunday April 15.

Matsuo’s mother had been making these types of bags for another nonprofit organization, but that organization stopped selling these bags to raise money. The two decided to start donating these bags to One Simple Wish. They began with the unsold bags and then made more to raise additional funds.

Matsuo said that last year around $6,000 was raised. The plan for this year is to increase that amount and potentially double it. He has also started a club at his school to raise awareness of difficulties faced by children who are in the foster care system.

Flyer printing companies can be used to create flyers and other printed materials to attract people to events like these and to publicize fundraising efforts.