Big hearts, good cause
Girls sell lavender to aid Childrens Cancer Association
The self-proclaimed Lavender Girls will be holding their fourth annual lavender sale on Aug. 16 and 17 to raise funds for the Childrens Cancer Association.
The sale is spearheaded by a passionate group of 10- and 11-year-old girls who are determined to put the excess lavender growing in their yards to good use and to help critically ill kids in their community. These philanthropists-in-training have sewn little lavender sachets to sell, along with bundles of fresh-picked lavender and homemade baked goods.
Two years ago, the group elected to help a 4-year-old girl who battled leukemia by contributing their funds toward a fully furnished backyard playhouse complete with a pink iPod and matching speakers.
Last year, the girls contributed to help Kate, a CCA-served girl, swim with the dolphins in Hawaii. This year, the girls will help grant the wish of another worthy child who has battled a life-threatening illness. The Lavender Girls chose to support CCA because they wanted to give their money to help kids who havent yet had the chance to do a lot of fun things.
The sale will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 3496 Vista Ridge Drive in West Linn, on the corner of Vista Ridge Drive and Coeur dAlene.