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Parkville girls start business to donate money to charity

Posted at 11:29 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 00:29:34-04

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Two best friends in Parkville teamed up to help others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ellsyn Koons and Sofia Castagno wanted to do something to help people who are struggling. The 6-year-old and 7-year-old decided to come up with a business, so they could make money and then give it away.

The two created a dog-walking service called "Happy Tails." The two will walk dogs, and clean up after them.

"We love dogs and we wanted to raise money for charity," Castagno said.

The two have already raised $240 for the KCMO Angels. KCMO Angels is an organization dedicated to helping children in foster care. Now, they will focus on raising money for the Parkville Animal Shelter.

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