Camille Scribner is a young business operator with a big heart.

A fifth grader at Troy’s Concord Elementary School, Camille has embarked on a fund-raising project to support the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.

The program provides free books via mail to children from birth to age five. As of last week, 1,200 children had been signed up for Imagination Library in Miami County.

Camille, the daughter of Heidi and Chad Scribner, already is a fund-raising pro of sorts.

Since age 8 she has raised money to sponsor an owl at Brukner Nature Center and support the CASA child advocacy organization, among other non profits whose effort have caught her attention.

She raises the money through her efforts as an independent designer for Origami Owl, a jewelry company. Her mother is her sponsor in the business and helps with business activities including mentoring other people involved in Camille’s team who also sell Origami Owl.

Camille explained the jewelry business centers around lockets, bracelets and earrings. The jewelry items are customized “to tell about you,” Camille said. For example, her locket includes small charms she selected representing her love of flamingos, eating strawberries and gymnastics.

The jewelry is sold primarily through jewelry bar/home parties.

Camille said her mother introduced her to Origami Owl some two and one half years ago when Camille expressed interest in supporting a project. Her mother liked the idea, but said she had to raise the money herself, Camille said.

“She thought it would be fun and that I would really like it,” Camille said of Origami Owl.  “I decided it would be cool to try and, once I tried it, I loved it.”

Camille also has made donations to the Dragonfly Foundation, a nonprofit in Cincinnati supporting children with cancer, and was a bronze sponsor ($1,000) for a Dayton Children’s Hospital fundraiser. She’s learned about several of the nonprofits through her mother, who is a member or has been a member of their boards.

Heidi Scribner said Camille usually donates a percentage of sales to the nonprofit she is supporting at any particular time.

Although they could not provide an exact number on how much Camille has raised, Heidi Scribner said it exceeds $5,000 and could be nearing $10,000.

A big reader and frequent library user, Camille was excited to hear about the library Imagination Library project, and wanted to support it. “I just love to read,” Camille said.

The program was implemented by the library staff in honor of Ada Pressman, a former Troy resident who became a mechanical engineer in the 1970s.  The program is being funded in part by monies donated to the library by Pressman, the county United Way agencies, The Troy Foundation, Miami County Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

Nancy Hargrove, library children and young adult service coordinator, said it costs $25 a year to sponsor books for one child.

A signature Origami Owl locket has been identified for Imagination Library. Hargrove selected locket charms she thought best reflected the program.

The lockets are $60, with $30 from each sale going to Imagination Library.

The library welcomes Camille’s fundraiser, Hargrove said. “I am aware she has done great things for other organizations .I think she is extremely selfless to be thinking of helping others,” she said.

Camille has a sister, Simone, age 6, and brother Holden, age 12. Simone also is involved in Origami Owl.

 “I do it because I really like jewelry and I really like animals and donating to nonprofits,” Camille said.

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More information on Imagination Library is available by contacting Hargrove at 339-0502 Extension 121.