Our First Bake Sale – A Great Success

Yesterday, the DE 99 Orphans team hosted our very first bake sale at the Zakat Foundation DE Community Center.  Alhamdulillah, it was a great success.  Many generous donors attended the event, bought food and supported us with their presence and donations. 🙂

It was great to see such a great amount of participation from the youth members who had spent a long time preparing for the bake sale way before the day of the event.  During the bake sale, too, the members pitched in to make it a success.  Members Reem, Zeynep, Samiyah, and Rania spent much of their time at the food tables and the gratitude committee members took turns standing at the money table to thank customers and hand out thank-you cards and flowers to the donors.

Some of the boys remained in the front office to sign in people who entered the center and they pitched in to set up the tables and clean up at the end of the sale.  A number of members also helped make name tags for the other members and gather food utensils for customers.

The students of the spring writing workshop at the center which ended on Tuesday spent much of their time selling the books they made during their class.  Alhamdulillah, this effort gained the orphans project $55.

The attendees of the event thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food, great company, and fun experience.  Many customers remarked that the thank-you cards and flowers were very pretty and were grateful to receive these thank-yous for their donations.

Overall, we raised over $2,000 from the bake sale thanks to all those who participated in making the event a success.  The DE Team sends our thanks to all those who helped out: to those who cooked, helped organize, and bought food.  A very special thank you to the generous uncle who donated $1,000 for the orphans.

~ Nur Kose
DE Team