MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- Natylee Sinkiawic is just a typical nine year-old swept up in the latest fad.
But this fourth grader is not just making Rainbow Loom bracelets to wear; she's selling them and using the proceeds to help the homeless.
It's a plan that did not take her mother by surprise.
"I'm so proud of her, but it doesn't surprise me though because she has such a big heart," said Lori Sinkiawic. "Everybody is so amazed that she even came up with the idea and they're so proud of her that people just keep buying them and even giving money just because."
Natylee was determined to make a difference and is joining forces with her church, North Park Covenant, and the Rockford Rescue Mission.
She's donating a partial amount of the money to her church, which already has a program where it makes blankets for the needy.
And she's using the rest of the proceeds from the bracelets to help buy supplies to create fleece blankets for those in need at the shelter.
"I thought that it would be fun if I could just make some blankets for them," said Natylee.
"For her to think that this is just not an opportunity for me to fit in or to do something that other kids like, but it's an opportunity for me to change somebody's life with it; I mean that's a pretty big step, even adults never maker that connection," said Chris Eldridge, Director of Development at the Rockford Rescue Mission.
Natylee has sold over 600 bracelets and has made over $630 for her cause. She's selling the bracelets for $1 each. If you'd like to purchase a bracelet, you can give Lori a call at 815-484-3430.