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Teenage girls help Community Resource Center fill Holiday Baskets

Bake sale leads to hundreds of dollars' worth of donations
Posted: 8:21 AM, Dec 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 16:21:13Z
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DEL MAR, Calif. (KGTV) - A trio of teenage girls is helping the Community Resource Center fill their "Holiday Baskets" this year.

The girls, Lucie Babcock, Talia Buzi and Abbie Raysman, donated hundreds of dollars' worth of toys, food and household items to the CRC's yearly campaign.

"It's just a great feeling to know you're givine and helping people have an amazing holiday season," Lucie says.

The three girls held a bake sale earlier this month to raise money. They sold muffins, cookies, brownies, coffee and orange juice in their Carmel Valley neighborhood.

"It was so much fun," says Abbie. "Lucie's brother was dancing in the middle of the street with a sign, stopping traffic."

The bake sale raised around $600, which the girls used on a shopping spree for the donations.

The CRC Holiday Baskets program helps 1,600 needy families in the North County. It gives them toys, clothes, food and more for the Christmas season. Organizers say they're impressed with the young girls' desire to give, and that it's small donations like these that help them serve so many people.

Lucie started donating to Holiday Baskets when she was 9 years old. Over the years, her bake sale grew to the point where she needed help. Her friends Talia and Abbie were happy to lend a hand.

"I think it's a really great organization," says Talia of the CRC. "This is a great way to help people who are less fortunate."

Lucie says it's all about making sure other kids get the same feeling of joy she does during the holidays.

"That's what I try to think about, that a kid who's not expecting anything can wake up and have something like this. That's just incredible for them."