The (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) SMART Girls, ages 10-12, at the Bella Vista Unit came up with the idea of having a bake sale to benefit the Bella Vista Animal Shelter as a way of giving back to their community. The girls baked over 100 cookies and prepared for the sale by making signs and flyers with a description of what cookies they were selling and where the money was going. The girls ran the bake sale independently as a group. Not surprisingly, they sold every single cookie and raised over $100 to give to the Bella Vista Animal Shelter. The SMART Girls are currently planning a trip to the Bella Vista Animal Shelter to personally present the money they raised so they can see and experience how the funds will impact the community.
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