NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Two youngsters raised more than $120 for charity Wednesday and Thursday, mostly by swooping in on their scooters and yelling "charity bake sale" at any and all pedestrians and motorists.
Their tactics might have been aggressive, but they said they were simply trying to raise money for the Glendale Humane Society and the K-9 unit of the Glendale Police Department.
"If we give money to them they can buy more things to train the dogs," said 10-year-old Mary Vischer.
In many cases, the $1 cupcake sold for $10, or the $0.25 orange sold for a few dollars, they said.
The residential corner north of Glendale Community College is usually a hub of entrepreneurial kids with lemonade stands, residents said.
That was until 9-year-old Daniella DiPaolo asked her neighbor if she'd be willing to help raise money for animals.
"With the last few days of summer, they decided the needed to do an important project," said Jennifer Vischer, Mary's mother.