La Jolla boys raise $1,000 for tsunami victims

Drew Yashar, Aidan Holden, Nick Holden and Casey Holden outside CVS market on Sunday. Photo: Emmet Holden

Four La Jolla boys held a bake sale Sunday to raise money for victims of the recent Japanese tsunami, raising more than $1,000.

Nick, Casey and Aidan Holden and Drew Yashar, ages 7 to 10, had watched the news of Japan’s earthquake and the resulting tsunami and began talking about the unfortunate victims of the disaster.

One of the boys said, “We are so lucky here; we should do something to help these poor people.”

Over the next hour, they brainstormed ideas on how they could help. They decided that a bake sale in their Bird Rock neighborhood would be a great way to raise money to send to the Japanese victims.

Over the next two days the boys made signs to advertise their cause and, with a little help, baked dozens of brownies, cakes, and cookies to sell along with lemonade. They held their sale on Sunday in front of the CVS Pharmacy on La Jolla Boulevard.

The sale drew many buyers happy to help the cause, including one extremely generous customer who agreed to match any money they raised.

All of the money collected will be sent to the Red Cross, specifically to help the tsunami victims.

— Submitted by Emmet Holden

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