92127 First-Grader Makes a Difference in San Diego

Local six-year-old Bella, through her marshmallow party pop business Marshmallow Magic by Bella, donated $100 to the San Diego Rescue Mission in December. Bella shopped for supplies, called customers, made promotional videos, and personally dipped hundreds of marshmallow pops in order to make the donation. Bella was moved by the San Diego Rescue Mission after volunteering with her Girl Scout troop on a number of occasions, and wanted to help ensure everyone had a jacket, food, and a place to sleep this past winter. “We are so proud of her in every way and how she’s used this business as a platform for making a difference in the world,” said Gail Czyszczon, Bella’s mother. Half of all profits from Marshmallow Magic are donated to one of Bella’s favorite charities: San Diego Rescue Mission, Project Puffin, or Rady Children’s Hospital.x_bellas3

Marshmallow Magic was born a little less than a year ago, imagined and run by Bella herself, who wanted to share her love of baking with the world. Bella has multiple severe food allergies, and uses that challenge to help others. Bella’s mother Gail said, “My husband and I want to raise an abundant-minded child that seeks opportunity versus focusing on blame or obstacles. We were hopeful that this experience of being 100-percent allowed to bake at free will to create colorful, joyful experiences for others would support that notion.” Bella has thus learned to be sensitive to others’ food allergies, to be resourceful, and to work through challenges. Learn more at www.facebook.com/marshmallowmagic.