Students Support Students

Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Jayla Anderson (left) and Sophia Lau planned and executed a bake sale that raised more than $4,000 for their fellow students.

Students Support Students

A pair of 10-year-old best friends, Jayla Anderson and Sophia Lau, wanted all their fifth-grade classmates at Love Elementary School to attend outdoor Science Camp. They decided to help raise money for students who might need financial assistance. The cost of the camp is $350 per student, plus $2,000 for the buses. 

Their parents informed family and friends on social media that the girls were planning a bake sale and asked for donations. Anderson and Lau spent three weekends in January baking, wrapping and writing hand-written thank-you cards for every item they made. The girls baked and sold 12 dozen brownies, 26 dozen cupcakes, 12 dozen muffins, 22 loaves of banana bread and 10 lemon pies. They raised a whopping total of $4,340. 

Teachers say they see a significant positive growth in students who have attended camp. The camp teaches environmental science while encouraging a love and respect for all living things.

“Love Elementary is so proud and appreciative of these enterprising, big-hearted, young women,” stated Rachel Plato, president of the Love Elementary School PTA. “Thank you Jayla and Sophia! We also thank their supportive parents who purchased the ingredients and packaging materials, as well as all the wonderful friends and family who purchased the treats.”