Nine-year-old Makoa Shepp and his 6-year-old sister Alana wanted to do something to help with disaster relief following the Nov. 8 typhoon in the Philippines. As a result, they’re holding bake sales in three locations on Saturday, Nov. 30.
At 11 a.m. they’ll be set up in River Plaza (the former Golden Eagle Shopping Center), as part of Santa’s Riverboat Arrival fun.
At noon, the bake sale moves to EverMay Garden Center, 301 Wilson St.
They also will be offering treats at the 6 p.m. tree lighting ceremony in Theatre Square.
Proceeds will be donated to the Haiyan chapter of UNICEF to help children receive shelter, clean water, food and vaccines.
Amber Shepp, the children’s mom, says that in addition to hungry folks interested in purchasing the baked goods, they are seeking donations of baked goods. Anything anyone wants to bake and donate is fine. Drop off cookies, cupcakes, breads, pies and cakes at EverMay. The nursery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. Shepp can be reached at 774-5267.