EUGENE, Ore. — Womenspace received a sizable donation Monday thanks to fundraising efforts by local students.
Twenty-four young girls at O’Hara Catholic School presented a check to Womenspace for $860.
The 13 and 14-year-old girls took a baking elective class that turned into Cookies for a Cause. They baked 860 cookies and sold them, but the best part for them was seeing the fruits of their labor.
“Baking it was really fun, but being able to collect all the money and see that people do care was fun,” said 8th grade students Abbie Anderson and Ellie Cross.
“Wow, just wow, that they were able to do this for a group of women in our community that so need community support. It’s just fabulous,” said Corrine Koke, Womenspace Development Director.
The girls raised $430, and that money was matched by Dr. Amy McCarthy. The elective class was so successful, O’Hara plans offer it again.