Students Hold Bake Sale For Injured Classmates

This past Saturday, students of PS 169 raised more than $1,200 to help the families of the three girls injured in the recent Bay Terrace blaze.
Allison Randell, Amanda Brandell, Cassandra Doepfner and Paige Lawler came up with the idea of holding a bake sale when teachers suggested that classmates do something to cheer up Minaa Yoo, Winnie Chung and Gong Joo Paik.
Randell then pitched the idea to her mother, Barbara, who opened up her home to host the sale.
"This was a chance for the community to come together and show support," said Barbara Randell. "A chance to come out help people who need it."
They immediately got to work, handing out flyers to all the parents in the school. Students hung more flyers in The Bay Terrace shopping center in an effort to get as much community support as possible.
Starting at 11 a.m. with one table, the sale soon expanded to three. Many residents came by and gave donations without taking any food; others took a $.75 item and left a $20 bill. Ladder companies, including Ladder 167, even stopped and gave donations.
In addition to their on-site contributions, several students went to The Bay Terrace and solicited donations. Timmy Zenelij, Sean Sapirman and Jason Fassler collected nearly $168 from people more than willing to help.
"I think it was good for us to do something for those girls," said Allison Randell. "It feels good to help."
The proceeds will go to the families, along with the good intentions of an entire community.
"The show of support has been overwhelming," said Barbara Randell. "Todays success is a reflection on these kids and on this community."

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