Lots of neighbors were busy doing good deeds this weekend. Starting on Saturday, we found a group of young teens from Immaculate Heart High School holding a bake sale to raise funds for the Australia Wildlife Fund. Starbucks provided free coffee to support their sale.
Isa Ochoa came up with idea and with a little help from her mom Ruth, she organized the sale and invited her friends to join her.
“The girls raised $675,” according to proud mom Nancy Muller, who shared the announcement on the Buzz’s Facebook page.
On Sunday, a number of neighbors gathered in Windsor Square to donate blood at the home of Jennifer Levin, organizer and founder of the neighborhood activist group, Hang Out Do Good.
More than 65 people donated blood to the Cedars Sinai Blood Mobile. This is the fifth blood drive the local grassroots group has conducted.
“Local blood supplies are often short in January, but this year was the shortage is particularly severe, so Cedars Sinai contacted us to see if we could organize a one day blood drive,” explained Levin.
Among those who donated were CD4 Councilmember David Ryu and his wife Regina.
If you’re interested in donating blood this month, you can contact Cedars Sinai Blood Donor Services directly for information on local drives or to schedule an appointment.