St. Basil students devour cupcakes to help Haiti


Help is on the way to a country in dire need, thanks to the sale of cupcakes at Saint Basil Academy in Jenkintown.

The school's French Club created an "edible atlas," in honor of International Francophonie Day on March 20. The day celebrates the French-speaking countries of the world.

The edible atlas was made up of dozens of cupcakes adorned with tiny, colored flags to indicate the different countries.

It was put on display briefly at the school - very briefly. Then the treats were sold just in time for a morning snack break.

Sales benefitted the homeless in the French-speaking country of Haiti, which is still recovering from a catastrophic earthquake more than two years ago. Many there are still without homes.

Maria Mele, the academy's French teacher who organized the event, said: "We thought this was a great way to celebrate the French-speaking countries of the world and also to support one of the countries that needs help the most."

Saint Basil Academy is a college preparatory school for young women rooted in the Ukrainian tradition of the Catholic Church.