Students hold bake sale to benefit charity

Alena Rubin

Students raised $700 Monday for Bear Boxes, a charity that sends care packages with teddy bears to orphanages and schools in developing countries, by selling baked goods in the lounge.

The bake sale took place from second through eighth period. Students could name their own price for their purchase as long as they paid a minimum of one dollar.

Caroline Philips ‘18, Elly Choi ‘18 and Amanda Offor ’18 started the charity last year.

The bear boxes created with today’s donations will be shipped to orphanages in Nigeria, Peru, Mexico and Los Angeles.

“The bake sale was pretty successful,” Philips said. “We are super happy about that because it’s important that third world countries get the supplies they need, and that we are fortunate enough to have. This will help a lot of kids.”

The charity held a bake sale last year as well. Members of the club hand delivered the boxes created with last year’s donations to Peru and Cambodia, and they shipped other boxes to Nigeria.