Abigail’s Bake Sale Fundraiser

Fri, 12/17/2021 - 9:14am

Hello Block Island!
I would like to let you know that I will again be holding my annual Bake Sale Fundraiser. This year the fundraiser will be on Tuesday, December 21, right in front of Blvck Market, near the statue of Rebecca. I will be there from 4 to 6 p.m.
We will be outside, masked, and all bake sale goods will be individually wrapped.
This will be my fifth year holding a fundraiser. Each year I have been able to donate over $1000 to these different charities: Crossroads Rhode Island, New England Aquarium, Sandy Hook Promise and The BIVFD.

This year I have chosen the charity Water for South Sudan. The website name for more information is waterforsouthsudan.org. I read a book in English class, with my teacher Mr. Petrik, called “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park. The main character in the book – Salva Dut – is the creator of this foundation. The foundation builds wells so villages in South Sudan can get water much easier. They have built over 500 wells across South Sudan.
In addition to the bake sale this year there will be a raffle as well! We are raffling off two tickets to “An Officer and a Gentleman” at PPAC, a $50 gift certificate to Fishworks, a $50 gift certificate to Blvck Market and A Darius Inn merchandise bundle! A $5 donation gets you one ticket and $20 gets you five tickets.
According to the website, $110.00 gives a family of four access to safe water for years. I hope we can help many families in South Sudan.
I hope to see you on December 21.
Thank you,
Abigail Willi
Grade Seven, Block Island School
P.S. from Jessica: If you would like to enter the raffle or donate but are not on island please contact me, Jessica Willi at (401) 486-9660 or send check made out to Water for South Sudan (with Abigail Willi in the memo) to P.O. Box 1968, Block Island RI 02807.