Hey guys! It is probably no secret that I love to bake. I mean I love to bake; I could do it all day everyday and not get tired of it. I am also as my mom says 5’1” and 5” of heart. I am constantly finding new ways to help out those in need. This year I have combined my passions into one and raised a ton of money.
Every October I participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In the past I have just spread the news by word of mouth, sent some cookies to work with my dad, and saved my own pennies to reach my fundraising goals. This year I set my goal very high, so I knew I would have to work hard to raise the money.
I created a Facebook event, which has helped get the word out tremendously. I set a few goals for my fundraising. For example: if someone donated $30.00 I will wear pink everyday in October and if I reach my goal of $500 I will dye my hair pink for the race. I also told everyone that I would bake in exchange for donations. This has method has become an absolute hit! I have been so busy baking this past week that I had to volunteer my family, fiancé and good friend to help me keep up with all the orders!
Another thing I did this year was put out a basket of cookies and a donation jar at a local restaurant. I left it up to the customers to decide a fair price for the cookies. The first batch brought in $70 in just three days!
Here are some pictures of my fiancé and I baking and the packaging for the cookies.
|Trying to make double batches of everything but not over powering the mixer is a challenge.|
|Trying to melt semi-sweet chocolate for triple chocolate cookies.|
|Scooping snickerdoodle dough. Yes, that is chocolate on my arm.|
|My sous chef helping me out. ;)|
|I added a shameless blog plug to the packaging.|
|Almost ready to raise some money.|
I'll update you all just after the race. Next week I'll have a serious for you and maybe a give away.