Kids Raise $1,216.17 for Haitian Relief

Blessed with clear, crisp weather, four elementary school students and their friends raised more than $1,000 at a bakesale to help with Haitian relief efforts.

The bakesale, held on Saturday, January 23rd at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market in Alexandria, Virginia included dozens of homemade cookies, cakes and other sweets for purchase.

“It was fun!” exclaimed Diane Wood, “and the cookies were really good!  I bought some and planned to give them away but ate all of them myself.  That was a very generous endeavor,” she said, ‘and a wonderful way for kids to help.  I’m glad it was such a success!

Leading the effort were Del Ray’s Skylar and Rain Camerlinck (8 and 6 years old) and Mein and Phoebe LaMountain (10 and 8 years old). They were greatly assisted by Jackie Camerlick, who spent many hours organizing and packaging, many of their friends and community members who donated baked goods to sell.

The group was also aided by a video made by Phoebe LaMountain.  The video, which was shot on a Flip video camera and uploaded to YouTube with minimal editing, received more than 400 views in the 24 hours leading up to the bakesale.  Many who attended the bakesale mentioned seeing the video and learning about the event because of it.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Doctors without Borders.

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