The Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle (where our operations office is located) was filled with the delicious smell of homemade sweet treats last Friday. Two local teenagers, Theo Perlin and Ina Megalli, were holding a bake sale to benefit snow leopard conservation!
Five years ago, Ina and Theo had the same idea: they’d sell homemade cookies and scones, and collect money to help save their favorite animal – the snow leopard. By a twist of fate, the two met (or heard of each other, the details are perhaps lost to history), and decided to team up. Ever since, they’ve held an annual bake sale in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood to benefit the Snow Leopard Trust. This year, the duo have reached a milestone: they’ve now raised a total of more than $1,000 for snow leopards!
Our Executive Director, Michael Despines, stopped by their stand on his way home to grab some sweet treats for the weekend and to thank these two young conservation heroes for their awesome support. “I’m humbled by Ina’s and Theo’s passion – and I’m in awe of their baking skills”, Michael said.
From all of us at the Snow Leopard Trust, here in Seattle and around the world, thank you, Ina and Theo – you rock!