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Southport teen helping children in Uganda

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SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) - Abby Piette, 19, spent all of Saturday selling some of her own things, but she won't be keeping the cash. In fact, the money she earned will help children half a world away.

Piette has supported the non-profit organization, Invisible Children, since her early years of high school. The charity helps children who have been forced to pick up guns and fight in the war in Uganda.

Piette has been preparing for Saturday's yardsale for months. This isn't her first event, but it's her most successful to date.

"I think a yard sale a lot more marketable than my other events, which have been screenings of their film," said Piette.

The yard sale is just one part to her current project, the Frontline Campaign.

Her goal is to raise $5,000 by mid-December. This money will help Invisible Children's protection plan, which is the most effective way to stop the Lord's Resistance Army, and end child slavery, and bring the region to peace.

The event has put her one step closer towards her goal.

Shoppers at the yardsale enjoyed homemade muffins, music, and tons of great deals. As for Piette, she has much more in store after this.

If you would like to help Piette with the cause, click here.

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