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A little San Antonio girl is using her artistic abilities to raise money for a good cause | Made in SA

Young girl starts painted pot business to help kids in foster care

SAN ANTONIO — Seven year-old Addy Ruiz is learning that being a maker and business owner is a lot of trial and error.

Painted pots of all sizes and colors are taking over her parents dining table.

"You just use whatever you want, you use your creativity," the owner of Flower Pots by Addy, Addy Ruiz said. 

There are two types of pots filling her line of products.

"One of them is mosaics and they're like tile, and the other one is painted," Addy Ruiz said. "I think I probably like painting a little more."

While this started as a fun idea, it has turned into a business with one goal in mind.

"I'm thinking about donating to a charity and since I'm a foster sister, I've decide to donate it to foster care so foster kids can do some fun summer camps," Addy Ruiz said. 

Addy is loving every minute of being a foster sister.

"It's really fun because like when you get them its always going to be a different story... and you can teach them different stuff," Addy Ruiz said. 

Her mission behind her business is making her parents proud.

"It's a wonderful way for her to show her creativity," Addy's father, Frank Ruiz said. "She's always had an entrepreneurial spirit and now she's channeling that for a good cause, we couldn't be prouder."

This young entrepreneur has also had to learn along the way.

"This all started with learning how to make the pots themselves and trying to figure out what would work, there was a few wasted pots, but also learning how to price the pots," Frank Ruiz said. 

This little business owner is just proud to share her creativity with others.

"It's really cool," Addy Ruiz said. "Just think about what you want to do and just go for it. "

Right now Addy is doing pop ups and her latest was at the spring Boerne Handmade Market.

Her family tells tells KENS 5 she sold out in three hours and raised about $200 dollars for her mission.