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July 10, 2014

Kids organize bake sale for WVU Children's Hospital

FAIRMONT — Students at Sunbeam Early Learning Center are working to make a difference in the lives of others.

Two students, Niasia Payne, 10, and Desiree Balch, 11, are holding a bake sale at Sunbeam today to raise money for West Virginia University Children's Hospital.

"We felt bad for the people and their needs, so we wanted to raise money because some people can't afford to pay," said Niasia. "We just wanted to help them out."

The bake sale is a summer project of the girls' choosing, and they worked for nearly three weeks to organize it.

Other students at the center also pitched in with organization and baking.

The girls set out with a goal of $50, but quickly changed it to $500 after raising $470 by this morning.

They will be selling baked goods at the facility this afternoon starting at 3 p.m. at Sunbeam Early Learning Center, 1654 Mary Lou Retton Drive in Fairmont.

All proceeds from the sale and donations will go directly to WVU Children's Hospital.

For more information about the sale or to make a donation, call Sunbeam at 304-366-8590.

Email Chelsi Baker at cbaker@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @cbakerTWV.

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