Twentynine Palms -- The American Red Cross Youth Group shouted excitedly at passing cars while waving handmade signs to promote a bake and yard sale at the Lincoln Military Housing Athletic Field, Sept. 17, 2016.
“This is the first sale we have had this year,” said Nguyet Gold, director, ARCYG. “We hold this event about once every month throughout the school year. The sale helps the members of the youth group learn responsibility and teamwork while helping fund the group and various charities.”
The youth group sold muffins, cookies, banana bread and other baked goods, as well as clothing and jackets donated by the volunteers.
“It teaches us how to be responsible with money and how to communicate with other members and adult volunteers that come out to help us,” said Marisol Hernandez, president, ARCYG. “We are able to come out here and have a little fun while learning these things.”
The money raised during the sale will be used to fund other activities for the youth group and some will be donated to charities.
“We could not have done this without the help of the volunteers and the efforts made by the youth group’s members,” Gold said. “We are looking forward to holding more of these throughout the year.”