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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 3:00 pm

They're just 10 years old, but three Ahwatukee Foothills girls already know what it means to help the less fortunate, in this case, homeless animals. Sydney Arthur, Laney Kirkpatrick and Sheridan Romero, all fifth-graders at Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, held a bake sale over the weekend to raise money for the Arizona Humane Society.

For two weeks, the girls planned out the goods to be sold and made posters to promote the sale. Then at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, they woke up to get everything ready so the sale could start at 7 a.m. With little help, they set up tables, hung the posters, and placed signs around their neighborhood.

They had hoped to raise $40 to $50. By 10 a.m., they had raised $75, which they used to buy food, supplies and toys for the humane society.

"They came up with the idea all on their own," Sydney's mom, Charly Arthur said in an email to the Tribune. "At an age when raising money, splitting it three ways and heading to the mall might seem like more fun to some kids, their only thoughts were to help these homeless animals."

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