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Sisters’ Fizzy Friendz nonprofit began with a promise and a prayer

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Say hello to the Campos sisters.
Cheyanne is 16. Cali Rai is 14.
They are two of the younger businesswomen in Cumberland County, and the sisters have a story to tell.
“It’s simple,” the back of their Fizzy Friendz Bath Bombs business card reads. “We’re here to change the world one child at a time.”
Cheyanne and Cali Rai, you should know, are sisters with empathetic hearts for others.
“Because I couldn’t imagine being in a situation where I don’t know where my next meal was coming from or anything else that I needed,” Cheyanne says about their nonprofit charity. “A kid shouldn’t have to worry about things like that, and if we have it, then they should have it.”
The sisters are ambitious. They aspire to modeling and acting careers, and they’ve done some commercial television work, according to their mother, including for Krispy Kreme, Bojangles, Disney, DreamWorks TV, Arby’s, The Children’s Miracle Network and Cool Whip, just to name a few.
“Cheyanne’s image is on the side of Wonder Bread trucks,” a biography from her mother says.
The sisters were a bit apprehensive when I first met them on a hot and humid summer day about two months ago. But remember, Cheyanne and Cali Rai are young businesswomen, and they had a story to tell for all of us to know.
“Cheyanne and I made a promise to Jesus when we were little that if he opened the doors for us to start acting and modeling, we would help other kids with their dreams,” Cali Rai says. “So really, our charity started with a promise and a prayer.”
The sisters have kept their promise with everything from Holiday Meal Baskets for local families from 2013 to 2019; Coats for Kids from 2015 to 2019, for which they collected coats, clothing and blankets and donated the items to local schools; Christmas Blessings in 2018 and 2019, which took 30 local children to shop at Walmart in Hope Mills; Gifts for the Brave in 2017, 2018 and 2019, collecting and donating toys for children spending holidays at Duke Children’s Hospital; and Shoes for the Soul every year since 2019, providing every child at a local school with a free pair of shoes and a week’s worth of socks.

‘Giving up wasn’t an option’
“So how do bath bombs and soap fit into this story,” says Andrea Campos, the girls’ mother.
Well, think back to the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With the world stopping, the girls’ charity was definitely feeling the impact,” Andrea Campos says. “So it was obvious that they needed to do something because giving up wasn’t an option.”
Fizzy Friendz Bath Bombs was born.
“It would be a bath bomb with a bigger purpose,” she says, “because their company would always fund their charity.”
It’s a sensitive-to-the-skin soap and body wash for children and infants, and Dragon Soap is the top seller for $8. Dragon Snot Body Wash is $8. Dragon Claw Bath Bomb and Enchanted Drool Body Lotion goes for $10, and all the profits from the homemade soaps support the sisters’ charity efforts. With each purchase, you’ll find a toy or a hidden treasure, too. Other items for sale include Fizzy Friendz hand towels and T-shirts.

Epilogue
“I think they want to talk to you,” old friend Mickey Hudson was saying on that hot and humid summer afternoon when Cheyanne and Cali Rai Campos nervously approached. “I think they really want to talk to you.”
Cheyanne and Cali Rai had a story to tell.
“It’s simple,” the sisters wanted you and me to know. “We’re here to change the world one child at a time.”
And it began with a promise and a
prayer.


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