Mother Nature Network (blog):

Every now and then I come across a story that really touches me, and Alexa’s story was one such story. Alexa is an 11-year-old entrepreneur who not only started her own business at an age when most of her peers weren’t even thinking about career goals, but she also decided to incorporate a charitable aspect into her Framed By a Fairy business model.

Alexa makes custom picture frames and donates $2 from every frame she sells to the My Arms Wide Open organization. It is children like Alexa, who is just starting sixth grade this year, who make me hopeful for a more compassionate world. Alexa took some time out of her busy back-to-school schedule to share her story with me.

MNN: How did Framed by a Fairy start?
Alexa: My mom signed me up for a craft class. At the class, we learned how to make picture frames. It was so much fun. I got to pick out paint, the paper and embellishments for my frame. We learned all the steps on how to make a frame — thanks Ms. Deb! On the way home, I told my mom that I wanted to start a business making frames. As we talked about the idea of selling frames, we thought it would be nice for me to donate some of the money to charity too.