You may recall that the Sugar Mommas are big fans of BAKE SALES for a variety of reasons. Back to school time is the perfect season to rev up the oven and host your own bake sale for a cause. Since September is also Pediatric/Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to suggest that you start off the school year teaching your kids the importance of philanthropy and just how easy it is to get involved. First, some facts:
- Pediatric cancer claims the lives of more kids under the age of 18 in the US than ANY OTHER DISEASE.
- Nearly two kindergarten classrooms of kids PER WEEKDAY are diagnosed with pediatric cancer (almost 13,000 per year).
- YOU can HELP!
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by a mom inspired by her son’s fight against cancer. Their goal is to raise awareness (and funds!) necessary to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. If you want to participate, donate, spread the word, or just learn more, please check out: http://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org
Please register your bake sale, send us photos, and share your stories. The first 25 people to register their bake sales at the above website will receive a FREE bake sale starter kit (like the one pictured here, valued at $25+) from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Keep an eye on the website through the end of the year for more incentives.
Don’t have it in you to bake, and sell? Buy a bag of gourmet cookies from the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer website. Give them to your friends as gifts. Most importantly, remember that in many ways a simple batch of cookies can impact lives!
As an added bonus, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has teamed up with Glad Products Company through their Glad to Give program. For every code entered from specially marked GLAD food storage products, $1 will be donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, up to $200,000. And as if that weren’t enough, Glad will be matching 100% of funds raised at bake sales from September 1 through December 31 this year! So this is a perfect time to host a bake sale, knowing that your dollars donated will go twice as far!
*Cookies for Kids’ Cancer sells these cute t-shirts in their online gift shop with this terrific message. The Sugar Mommas will select two readers to receive a free shirt in the size of your choice. Just post a comment telling us the city and date of your bake sale (and any other details you wish to share) and you will be entered to win.