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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org