If you want to help orphans in Africa but you are not, say, Madonna, there is an easier way. Like all good things, it involves shopping...

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If you want to help orphans in Africa but you are not, say, Madonna, there is an easier way. Like all good things, it involves shopping.

Seattle-based retailer BabyLegs will host a holiday bazaar today featuring local maternity and baby-related vendors, with proceeds going to Sanyu Babies Home (www.sanyubabies.com) in Uganda. BabyLegs owner Nicole Donnelly hopes to raise $15,000 to pay for a new generator for the orphanage, which is currently operating without electricity.

“After going there, we wanted to do something to help them. These kids live on less than 50 cents a day,” Donnelly says.

The event will be kid-friendly (music, refreshments and a playroom) and mom-friendly (for sale: baby blankets, organic infant apparel, mini leg warmers, jewelry). Organizers are also accepting donations of new and used toys, clothes, blankets and cloth diapers for children ages 5 and under.

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The holiday sale happens today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the BabyLegs warehouse, 6333 First Ave. S. in Seattle. For more information or to make a cash donation online, visit www.babylegs.net.

Pamela Sitt: 206-464-2376 or psitt@seattletimes.com