Each family is shaped by Holy Trinity in a different way. My sister, Virginia Campbell, was a 1st grade teacher at Holy Trinity back then, so we had an early insight into the school program. We recognized right away their commitment to academic excellence and character building. As a result, we made sure our daughter Amber was on the waiting list for preschool when she was six months old. Two years later, in 2004, our twins, Emma and Austin, joined Amber as Holy Trinity Tigers. This is our 11th year at the school, and Amber is an 8th grader and the twins are in 6th.
When Delaney Boyle, a student of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, was in fifth grade and her dad was fighting a malignant melanoma, she called her friend Julia Zorovitch with a big idea. She wanted to bake cupcakes and sell them at school bake sales to benefit cancer patients. They looped in their fellow classmate and friend, Charlotte Varnes, and Cupcakes for Cancer was born. In their first six months, with the help of 12 other members, Delaney’s mom, Karen, and other parents, the club raised $735. The check will be donated to their charity of choice, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, on December 9.
This year, Delaney, Zorovitch and Varnes have opened up the club to third through sixth graders and have broadened their scope. Their original motto, “Changing other people’s lives one bake sale at a time” progressed to “Changing lives one bake sale at a time” as the group realized that their philanthropy changed them as well.
This school year’s schedule includes nine bake sales and a goal of $1500 that will be allocated to three charities, yet to be announced. The sales include cupcakes baked and decorated by the group, brownies, and doughnuts donated by Krispy Kreme. Other donors include Brevard Vision Care, Frazier Engineering and Sage Financial.
All three of these impressive, young woman believe that it is their responsibility to help those in need. They also agree that doing so is easier than they thought.