Prosper High School senior raises funds for Afghan refugees, Haiti earthquake charities

By Aubrey Turner
For the Prosper Press
The bake sale took place on Sept. 3rd in the Lilyana Subdivision in Celina.

With the bad news of pandemic, refugees, and natural disasters in the news, it is easy for people to feel overwhelmed and helpless.  However, Prosper High School senior Merritt Bauss decided that she was able to do some good work and raise money to help others.  

Bauss organized a bake sale, encouraging peers to assist her in baking goods, and using social media to advertise the sale in her neighborhood.  Members of her church signed up to donate baked goods and to support Bauss and her friends as they organized the event. 

The bake sale took place on Friday, September 3rd in the Lilyana Subdivision in Celina.  

“I decided to do this fundraiser because of the difficulties the people of Afghanistan and Haiti are going through right now,” Bauss said.  “It is super hard to hear about these things on the news.  Right before school started to Puerto Rico and it opened my eyes to what little some people have.  I know that I had the time and support to raise a little money, so I decided to go for it.” 

The bake sale took place on Sept. 3rd in the Lilyana Subdivision in Celina.