By, Alex, Luke and Alivia
Recently, there was an extensive bake sale that ran throughout Sinking Springs Elementary school in York, PA. The bake sale was run by Mrs. Fryer a sixth grade teacher, Nyah Jones, Avery Bender, Jordan Hooper, Kailey Holtzapple, and Malorie Lanni. These five girls from Mrs. Fryer’s sixth grade class in Sinking Springs Elementary school all contributed to the bake sale. The bake sale was a big hit, earning money for Hope for Haiti. Luckily, we got an exclusive interview with the creators of Hope for Haiti bake sale.
Q: Why did you choose to send the money to Haiti instead of another troubled country?
Avery: We decided to send the money to Haiti instead of some other troubled country because we had just heard Haiti had a very destructive hurricane. We saw pictures and videos of the destroyed country, and thought that they could use the money.
Q: What was your goal for the bake sale? Did you pass it?
Avery: Our goal for Hope for Haiti was $300, but we exceeded that goal and raised $1000. So yes, we did pass our goal.
Q: What was the most successful food item you sold at the bake sale?
Malorie: The most successful item was the frosted brownie. A diner named “John’s Diner” located in New Cumberland, 25 minutes north of Sinking Springs donated the frosted brownies.
Q: What drove you to pick a bake sale over any other way of raising money?
Malorie: Well, we all liked baking so we all thought it was the best choice. The treats were delicious, and not too expensive. Most kids and teacher were able to bring in the money for the treats/donations.
Q: How did you get the money to Haiti?
Mrs. Fryer: I made an online donation to the organization called Mission of Hope Haiti: Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief. After we donated money we got a card in the mail telling us about all the people we helped and how happy and thankful they were.
Q: How was the process of helping this group of girls who started all this?
Mrs. Fryer: It was really fun. They worked very hard and it was very cool to see them do academic tasks while helping others.
Q: What inspired you to create a bake sale to Haiti?
Nyah: We were inspired to create a bake sale to Haiti because we saw a video all about how Haiti was destroyed by the hurricane and we thought they needed the money the most.
Q: What was one of the biggest challenges while doing the bake sale?
Jordan: One of the biggest challenges while doing the bake sale was not eating any of the baked goods. The other challenges were organizing everything in order and making sure we had enough items.
Q: What exactly will the money be used for in Haiti?
Kailey: They money will be used in Haiti to buy necessities such as food, clean water, clothes, and more.
These girls did an amazing job and deed raising money for a country in need. There are not many people who can say that they raised $1,000 for something as important as a troubled country. These girls were kind enough to let us do this interview and share their success through the process. Congratulation to these girls and all that they have done.