We have 42 states committed to being part of #50States4Kids! We still need 8 states!
We have 42 states committed to being part of #50States4Kids! We still need 8 states!
Let’s make a difference together this September.
Did you know?
So, what can you do?
How about joining the 50 State Challenge? #50States4Kids
This September, we want children to know they are not fighting alone. We are proposing a 50 State Challenge — let’s band together to have at least one fundraising event in EVERY state during the month of September.
What if you are short on time or don’t know how to bake?
Good news — the list of ways to help kids this September is endless.
Being part of the 50 State Challenge is a way to be part of the ultimate goal: Raise vital research dollars to give HOPE to children fighting cancer today.
Be A Good Cookie and join the Challenge today.
Shared by Ari & Sam Schlanger and Maddie & Sydney Berna with their moms Alison & Allison (family co-owners of apple seeds)
Every year in May, we encourage our family, friends and the apple seeds community to support us in our efforts to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. It’s the cause closest to our hearts since Gretchen and Larry (Witt) are our friends, but mostly because their son Liam, who would have been 10 years old this past May, was our children’s friend. Not only did they all go to school together, but Liam and his sister Ella also spent much of their free time at apple seeds, our NYC indoor play space. We called Liam “the mayor of apple seeds.” Everyone knew him. Everyone loved him. Liam would ride his orange scooter down the hall, giving hugs to all his teachers, peppering them with questions about science class and rolling around with Ella in the playground. He had an infectious energy, personality and smile that drew people to him everywhere he went. We all miss him in a way that’s hard to explain, and he comes up constantly in our thoughts, conversations and lives.
In May, we hosted our annual bake sale at apple seeds. But, this year, we decided to add another element to our fundraising/awareness raising effort. We encouraged our four older kids — Ari, Maddie, Sam and Sydney — to run a 5k race with us to raise more money. They hesitated a whole 1.7 seconds before saying yes, and we were off!
With an email, a photo and a plea to friends for help, they raised over $10,000 in just two days! Over Memorial Day weekend we all ran the 5k race together. During the three-plus miles, the kids barely stopped running, with mentions and reminders of Liam along the way. It was as if Liam kept us all going. It was as if those four young kids knew the difference they could make for children just like Liam, children who have a chance at life. It was as if they knew that running and talking about him and helping his parent’s organization would keep his memory alive.
As they crossed the finish line, they asked, “How much money are we up to now?!” Now, $11,548 dollars later, they feel proud of their contribution to fight childhood cancer, and they are already planning ways they can continue to make a difference.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was kind enough to ask our children to present their check for their donation.
They know that if Liam were still with us he would have been running that 5k with our group. They’ve seen first-hand the fragility of life and the enemy that is cancer, and they are determined to make a difference.
Shared by Miller’s mom Joanna
Every year around the middle of March, I start asking my son what he would like to do to celebrate his birthday in April. His answers typically consist of things such as laser tag, bowling or another similar out-of-the-house event. Really, whatever option has the potential for providing the most birthday loot is his likely choice.
This year, however, his birthday coincided with our annual neighborhood yard sale and his answer to my question was surprisingly different.
He went on to explain, “If the yard sale is the same day as my birthday AND we have a bake sale, there will be tons of people who will want to buy cookies.” He added, “I can invite my friends to help and if they can’t come, they can bake cookies.” Miller is not one who likes to draw attention to himself, but he does love attention. So hosting a bake sale on a day that there would be lots of foot traffic in front of our home would suit him well! He could promote his event through e-mail, Facebook and flyers at school.
Having participated in several Cookies for Kids’ Cancer events before, I knew a bake sale would be the perfect fit for my 10-year-old’s first fundraising venture. With the help of some neighborhood friends, we made signs and banners and promoted the event for a couple of weeks. We distributed flyers at school, created a fundraising page to solicit cookie donations, and promoted the bake sale via Facebook and e-mail. By the morning of the bake sale, we had a garage full of cookies and other baked goodies.
We were blessed with beautiful weather for the big day and had a steady flow of customers. So many people helped us by baking cookies, and out of town friends and family were able to participate by donating to the personal fundraising page we set up. Miller’s friends and family raised $900 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in honor of his 10th birthday!
His event was a huge success and he learned an important life lesson: it feels so good to give your time and energy to a worthy cause….even on your own birthday.
Let Miller’s sweet idea inspire you to GIVE your birthday to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer this year! It’s a simple, fun way to make a big difference. For tons of helpful bake sale tips and inspiration, click here. Be sure to take a peek at other ways to #BeaGoodCookie!
Alexander Graham Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Fundraiser, by Brooke Goodrum (Teacher and Soccer Coach)
During the 2014 spring athletic season, the Alexander Graham Middle School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams had the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. The inspiration for this fundraiser came from one of the student-athletes on the girls team. This student-athlete lost her younger brother to Neuroblastoma earlier in the school year, and her family had become very involved with the organization. The teams began their fundraiser by asking friends, family and neighbors for pledges per goal. The pledges ranged from $1 per goal to $10 per goal. By the end of the season, the girls’ team had scored 38 goals and the boys team had scored 23! To culminate the fundraiser, the school hosted a “Spring Spirit Night” on the last home game of the season. At this game, the school accepted donations, sold t-shirts and donated their give-back check from KONA Ice of Fort Mill directly to the foundation. In addition to all of these efforts, the fundraiser also qualified for a match from King Arthur Flour as part of its $25,000 donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer this spring. Before the match, the teams raised $4,911.50, making the total donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer $9,823! The teams and school are so honored to be able to donate money to such a great cause and look forward to continuing this donation tradition.
Over the past eight years, I have known profound loss—family members with cancer, multiple miscarriages, and then, just a few months after giving birth to my son, Sam, the stunning news that I carry the BRCA2 gene mutation (the “breast cancer gene”), which meant that it was highly likely I would develop aggressive breast and/or ovarian cancer. The positive test results took my breath away, like a punch in the gut. My Aunt Laura died from ovarian cancer when she was just 42, leaving my 9- and 3-year-old cousins motherless. After everything I went through to have Sam, I couldn’t bear the thought of us being separated like that.
It’s not easy to be a new mother in your 30s and consider a bilateral mastectomy and hysterectomy to avoid cancers you don’t have, but I had to face it. There was no way I was going to let cancer take me from my son without a fight. I had no choice. So I had both surgeries, and it was worth it if I get to watch Sam grow up, get married, and give me grandkids to spoil.
But what if those happy years that I envision with Sam were taken from me because he got cancer? That question ran on an endless loop in my head last October, when my cousin Emily’s 1-year-old daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML5a); she almost died before the doctors figured out what was wrong. Then in February, my high school friend Andy found out that his 4-year-old son, Ben, had stage IV glioblastoma, an incredibly aggressive brain tumor. (You may have heard of Ben Sauer–his mother, Mindy, shares his story and their family’s experience with cancer through an incredibly moving blog, Blue4Ben.com.)
Despite all I’d been through during those terribly difficult years, nothing hit me harder than the suffering of these two young children.
I couldn’t handle it. I felt such grief, such pain and sympathy for Emma and Ben, their parents and families. And I couldn’t stop thinking about how my feelings were a mere fraction of what they were feeling. The horrors of watching a beloved child suffer from cancer and its harsh treatments, and not being able to do anything about it. What could be worse?
When I realized that I actually could do something, it made all the difference. I could do exactly what Gretchen Holt Witt did when her son, Liam, was sick – host a bake sale – and in a very real way help kids like Ben and Emma. For the first time in months, I felt a glimmer of hope. Crying and grieving and worrying couldn’t make Emma or Ben better, and it couldn’t bring Liam back. It couldn’t take away their parents’ pain either, but dammit, I could bake cookies! And I could ask everyone I knew to bake even more cookies, donate money, or help however they could. So, I began planning my first Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale.
As I worked on the sale, I learned about the dire underfunding of pediatric cancer research—just 3 cents of every dollar for cancer research in the U.S. goes to funding treatments for children?! How can that be? There are far too many mommies and daddies, grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins out there who love a child with cancer for that statistic to be true. Clearly, people just don’t know, which means that we’ve all got to do our part to spread the word. For Emma Shaffer. For Ben Sauer. For every single boy and girl who deserves to grow up, get married, and give their parents grandkids to spoil.
I’m happy and relieved that Emma endured her chemo and has been cancer-free for three months now; she turned two on April 18th and is back home with Emily and Mike. But little Ben died on May 13th (Liam’s birthday), and Andy and Mindy have to live with that loss every day.
The only thing that has been able to pull me out of my sadness and worry for the Sauers has been working to make my first Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale a success. We’ve already raised more than $4,500, and it’s inspiring to see how the desire to help is contagious. It’s like wildfire – once people hear about Emma and Ben, and the unjust and unequal funding for pediatric cancer research, they want to join the fight. So even though I hope we raise tons of money to help fund new treatments, it’s also just as important that we spread the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer message so others will be moved to help, too.
The worst thing we can do is nothing. The best thing we can do is channel our loss into something positive — a bake sale, a 5K race, a penny drive — that will help these kids and give their families hope. That will make all the difference!
Introducing the 1st graduating class of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! These students have been involved with Cookies throughout their high school careers and together, they have raised nearly $100,000 for childhood cancer research! These combined efforts are enough to fund a research grant for children battling cancer. Join us in celebrating this exciting milestone in the lives of these Good Cookies and read their inspiring stories below.
Attending:The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Why She’s a Good Cookie: My involvement with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer opened my eyes to the power of an effort fueled by compassion; when people who care deeply about a cause work together, they can make a drastic impact on the world around them and inspire others to care deeply as well.
To read more about Abbey’s involvement with Cookies, click here.
From left to right: Jenny Stein (Drew University), Jackelyne Nguyen (UC Berkley), Chandler Polakov (Tulane University), Cynthia Matsumura (UCLA) Noah Sylvester (University of Redlands), and Alyssa Weakley (The George Washington University)
Why They’re Good Cookies: The involvement we’ve all had with Cookies For Kids’ Cancer has been astounding and we could never have imagined that a single charity could have such an big impact on our lives and the lives of everyone around us.
To read more about their involvement with Cookies, click here.
Attending: Indiana University- Bloomington
Why She’s a Good Cookie: My baking passion and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer involvement have brought out other parts of my personality, including my work ethic, integrity, compassion and perseverance. I like to believe I made a difference in someone’s life and I know CFKC made a difference in my life.
To read more about Jillian’s involvement with Cookies, click here.
And for more Good Cookie graduate inspiration, watch the video of the commencement speech Cookies Founder Gretchen Witt gave at her alma mater Meredith College in 2010!
This June, select Denny’s restaurants in 13 different states will be raising funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This is the fourth year in a row Denny’s has joined us in the fight against childhood cancer, and the annual campaign is expanding each year. It all began in 2011 when two franchise owners, Tina and Glenn Beattie, came across Cookies in a magazine article and decided they wanted to help make a difference. In a special guest post, they share their experience on what inspired them to get involved.
When we read about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in a magazine, we were inspired by the positive approach they were taking to raise much needed funds for pediatric cancer research – such fun. Cookies and bake sales – who doesn’t love cookies! We ordered a bunch of cookies, and reached out to see how we could use our restaurants to help the cause.
In May 2011, our 28 Denny’s in Western and Central New York held month-long fundraisers for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. For each donation made, paper “cookies” were signed and hung on the walls of the diners. By the end of the month, tens of thousands of cookies lined every wall, window and door frame of our restaurants! Thanks to our guests we raised $75,000 in that first month! – a sum that through Cookies for Kids’ Cancer will help fund lifesaving research and treatments.
Over the years many of our Denny’s family have joined us and the number of restaurants joining us grows every year. Giving our guests a chance to learn about this incredible organization, the need for pediatric cancer research and to join us in supporting Cookies for Kids Cancer. As business owners, we are honored to partner with an amazing organization like Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and the spirit in which they are fighting pediatric cancer. As parents, we are inspired by Gretchen and Larry, and as neighbors, we are humbled by the overwhelming support of our guests who have also been touched by this cause.
One of our guests, the parent of a child with pediatric cancer, sent a letter that said coming into our restaurant with her child during our Cookies fundraiser made them both feel like they weren’t alone in the fight. And they are not. We look forward to continuing to do our part to uphold Liam’s legacy and make a difference in the lives of these brave young children.
Our company is proud to be a longtime supporter of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. We were deeply touched by Liam’s short but significant life and wanted to do what we could to help the fight against pediatric cancer. Little did we know how enthusiastically our customers would respond and what an impact we could have.
– Glenn and Tina Beattie, Top Line Restaurants, Inc.
Since 2011, select Denny’s in Arizona and New York have held an annual month-long campaign to raise funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This June, the campaign is expanding, with nearly 200 stores in 13 states joining the cause!
Below is a complete list of all Denny’s stores participating in the June campaign. To view stores in a specific state, click on the state name below.
Arizona | California | Colorado | Hawaii | Idaho | Montana | New Mexico | New York | Oregon | South Dakota | Texas | Utah | Washington
In exchange for a donation of their choice, customers will be offered paper cookies, where they can write their name or personal message. The cookie will then be added to the collection displayed throughout the restaurant. Every dollar raised will go to research for childhood cancer, the number one disease killer of children in the U.S.
To date, the AZ and NY Denny’s have raised $250,000 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This year, with the increased support, customers could help more than DOUBLE that total amount in June alone! Stop by a participating Denny’s near you for a bite and help make a difference for children fighting cancer.
|Cottonwood||2211 E. Highway 89A||Phoenix||2525 W. Deer Valley Rd.|
|Flagstaff||2306 E. Lucky Ln.||San Tan Valley||1758 W. Hunt Hwy.|
|Flagstaff||2122 S. Milton Rd.||Scottsdale||9160 E. Indian Bend Rd.|
|Page||669 Scenic View Rd.||Scottsdale||7605 E McDowell Rd.|
|Payson||312 S. Beeline Hwy.||Scottsdale||3315 N. Scottsdale Rd.|
|Tuba City||P.O. Box 2490||Surprise||14799 W. Grand Ave.|
|Williams||2550 W. Route 66||Tempe||825 S. 48th St.|
|Kingman||3255 E. Andy Devine Ave.||Tempe||1994 W. Baseline Rd.|
|Kingman||3300 E. Andy Devine Ave.||Tempe||650 N Scottsdale Rd.|
|Buckeye||441 S. Watson Rd.||Tempe||1343 W. Broadway|
|Casa Grande||1851 E Florence Blvd.||Tempe||4403 S. Rural Rd.|
|Gilbert||3971 South Gilbert Rd.||Wickenburg||1010 N Tegner Rd.|
|Gilbert||1368 N. Cooper Rd.||Wickenburg||1010 N Tegner Rd.|
|Glendale||5161 W Thunderbird Rd||Benson||825 Ocotillo Rd.|
|Glendale||10614 N 43rd Ave.||Eloy||16189 S. Sunshine Blvd.|
|Glendale||9856 W. Camelback Rd.||Green Valley||18875 S. I-19 Frontage Rd.|
|Goodyear||1218 N. Litchfield Rd.||Nogales||683 N. Grand Ave.|
|Mesa||1330 S. Power Rd.||Sierra Vista||2397 E. Fry Blvd.|
|Mesa||1210 E. Main St.||Tucson||3702 E. Irvington Rd.|
|Mesa||1150 S. Country Club||Tucson||555 N. Freeway|
|Peoria||8737 NW Grand Ave.||Tucson||6484 E. Broadway|
|Peoria||8131 W/ Bell Rd.||Tucson||5000 Oracle Rd.|
|Phoenix||4120 N/ 51st Ave.||Anthem||4121 W. Anthem Way|
|Phoenix||3205 E/ Bell Rd.||Camp Verde||1630 W Hwy. 260|
|Phoenix||2120 E/ Cactus Rd.||Fountain Hills||17053 E. Shea Blvd.|
|Phoenix||1401 N. 75th Ave.||Holbrook||2510 E. Navajo Blvd.|
|Phoenix||3160 W. Carefree Rd.||Prescott||1316 Iron Spring Rd.|
|Phoenix||6700 W. Latham Rd.||Prescott Valley||7925 E. Hwy. 69|
|Phoenix||2525 W. Deer Valley Rd||Show Low||4471 White Mountain Rd.|
|Phoenix||2801 N. Black Canyon Hwy.||Thatcher||2875 W. Hwy. 70|
|Phoenix||9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy.||Winslow||400 Transcon Ln.|
|Phoenix||5002 N. Seventh St.||Youngtown||11121 Grand Ave.|
|Phoenix||3456 W. Bethany Home|
|Phoenix||2717 W. Bell Rd.|
|El Monte||3540 N. Peck Rd.|
|Port Hueneme||2511 N. Ventura Rd.|
|Ventura||2148 E. Harbor Blvd.|
|Cortez||2059 E. Main St.|
|Kahului||430 Kele St.|
|Kailua-Kona||75-1027 Henry St.|
|Kihei||2463 S. Kihei Rd.|
|Boise||2580 Airport Way|
|Caldwell||3512 Franklin Rd.|
|Meridian||3155 E. Fairview Ave.|
|Nampa||607 Northside Blvd.|
|Chubbock||4310 Yellowstone Rd.|
|Idaho Falls||950 Lindsay Rd.|
|Great Falls||3715 31st St. SW|
|Missoula||2922 Brooks St.|
|Alamogordo||930 S. White Sands|
|Albuquerque||5201 San Antonio Dr. NE|
|Albuquerque||9911 Avalon Road NM|
|Bernalillo||254 US 550|
|Carlsbad||810 W. Pierce St.|
|Farmington||600 Scott Ave.|
|Gallup||3810 E. Historical Hwy 66|
|Gallup||836 N. U.S. 491|
|Grants||1700 Sidney Dr.|
|Hobbs||5110 N. Lovington Hwy.|
|Jamestown||I40, Exit 39|
|Las Cruces||740 S. Main St.|
|Lordsburg||11 Old Hwy. 70|
|Los Lunas||1875 Emilio Lopez Lp.|
|Raton||430 Clayton Rd.|
|Roswell||220 N. Main St.|
|Ruidoso Downs||2219 Hwy. 70 W.|
|Santa Rosa||2483 Historic Route 66|
|Socorro||913 California St.|
|Truth or Consequences||2255 N. Date St.|
|Tucumcari||2021 S. Mountain Rd.|
|Amherst||3920 Maple Rd.|
|Auburn||176 Grant Ave.|
|Batavia||364 W. Main St.|
|Buffalo||2215 Delaware Ave.|
|Buffalo||4445 Main St.|
|Camillus||5300 W. Genesee St.|
|Canandaigua||160 Eastern Blvd.|
|Cheektowaga||4610 Genesee St.|
|Cicero||7873 Brewerton Rd|
|Corfu||8484 Allegheny Rd|
|Depew||4757 Transit Rd|
|Fairport||4 Perinton Hills Mall|
|Fredonia||10390 Bennett Rd|
|Geneseo||4240 Lakeville Rd|
|Geneva||813 Canandaigua Rd|
|Hamburg||5092 Camp Rd|
|Horseheads||950 Chemung St|
|Lockport||5699 Transit Rd|
|Niagara Falls||8020 Niagara Falls|
|North Syracuse||201 Lawrence Rd|
|Orchard Park||3165 Southwestern Blvd.|
|Painted Post||118 Victory Hwy|
|Rochester||2890 W Ridge Rd|
|Rochester||911 Jefferson Rd|
|Syracuse||6591 Thompson Rd|
|Syracuse||103 Elwood Davis Rd|
|Syracuse||3414 Erie Blvd.|
|Victor||7503 Main Street Fisher|
|Watertown||1142 Arsenal St|
|West Seneca||1881 Ridge Rd|
|Clackamas||15815 SE 82nd Dr.|
|Ontario||76 E Goodfellow Rd.|
|Portland||425 NE Hassalo Rd.|
|Portland||12201 N. Center St.|
|Portland||8787 SW Scholls Ferry Rd.|
|Portland||12101 SE 82nd Ave.|
|Portland||10428 SE Stark Rd.|
|Salem||3680 Market St. NE|
|The Dalles||1710 W. 6th Ave.|
|Tillamook||2230 Main Ave. N. #500|
|Rapid City||2206 N. LaCrosse Dr.|
|Sioux Falls||5201 N. Granite Lane|
|Anthony||3001 Mountain Pass Blvd.|
|El Paso||6144 Gateway E.|
|El Paso||11045 Gateway W.|
|El Paso||11315 Montwood Dr.|
|El Paso||4690 Woodrow Bean|
|El Paso||6650 Montana Ave.|
|El Paso||510 N Zaragosa Rd.|
|El Paso||9567 Dyer St.|
|El Paso||1301 N. Horizon Blvd.|
|Fort Bliss||1613 Pleasonton Rd. Suite B-107|
|Pecos||100 E. Pinehurst St.|
|Cedar City||255 N. 1100 West|
|Lake Point||1605 E. Saddleback Blvd|
|Layton||991 N. 400 West|
|Lehi||101 N 1200 East|
|Midvale||401 W. 7200 South|
|Midvale||7051 S. 1300 East|
|Moab||989 N. Highway 191|
|Murray||420 W. 4500 South|
|Nephi||1597 S. Main St.|
|Ogden||1250 Washington Blvd.|
|Orem||485 N. State St.|
|Provo||1680 N. 200 West|
|S Jordan||10646 S. 300 West|
|Salt Lake City||2025 S. 900 West|
|Salt Lake City||250 W. 500 South|
|Salt Lake City||1701 W. North Temple Rd.|
|South Ogden||5805 S. Harrison Blvd.|
|Springville||1460 N. 1750 West|
|Tremonton||2341 W. Main St.|
|West Haven||1172 W. 2100 South|
|Auburn||521 Auburn Way S|
|Bellevue||2233 148TH Ave N E|
|Bellingham||161 Telegraph Rd|
|Burien||14821 First Ave S.|
|Edmonds||8431 244th St SW|
|Everett (128)||132 128 St S W|
|Everett (Evergreen)||8417 Evergreen Way|
|Everett (Pacific)||2903 Pacific Ave.|
|Federal Way||2132 S 320th St.|
|Kent||1246 N Central Ave|
|Lacey||108 College Way St. SE|
|Lynnwood||4109 196th Pl.|
|Mt. Vernon||100 East College Way|
|Renton||4750 NE Lake Washington|
|Seatac (North||17206 International Blvd.|
|Seatac (South)||18623 International Blvd.|
|Tacoma (Lakewood)||11755 Pacific Hwy SW|
|Tacoma (Parkland)||10802 Pacific Ave S.|
|Union Gap||2603 Rudkin Rd.|
So, you might have noticed that we made a few changes recently! Courtesy of our friends at Smart Design who have been with us since the very beginning, we have a new look and with it, a new website which is easier to navigate and captures the essence of our organization.
We are beyond excited to share all the NEW . . .because YOU inspired these changes. When we launched nearly 6 years ago, we were driven by a belief that if we all pitched in a little, together we could make a big difference for children battling cancer today and those who will be called into battle in the future But there was a lot of faith tied up in that belief. What if no one wanted to support? What if no one hosted a single bake sale? What if no one cared?
But those worries were quickly wiped away, thanks to YOU.
With each month, new supporters register events – making the commitment to Be Good Cookies™. At first we were focused on bake sales, which is what inspired the original Kraft paper look and feel. We wanted it to feel welcoming and homemade – truly from the heart. As time goes on, the Good Cookie spirit is evolving into so much more. You started asking, “What if I hosted a penny drive?” or “May I run a race to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer?” or “My friends and I want to host a cookie swap?” or “May I ask my friends to give to Cookies in honor of my birthday?”
As your ideas poured in, the love did too, and suddenly Good Cookie spirit was made up of individuals from all 50 states and in multiple countries, with all kinds of talents, who all shared our belief that if we everyone does a little, it will most certainly add up to a lot.
And indeed, it has. To date, we’ve raised more than $8 million, funded four-dozen research projects, and watched nine of these projects go to clinical trial to help treat children battling cancer today.
But a bright new logo and a new website might make you, our supporters, see dollar signs and wonder. . .how much did this new look and feel cost? The answer is simple: $0. Zip. Zero. Nada.
As always, it was thanks to the heartfelt support of talented individuals and companies that this project came together.
Our endless thanks goes to:
Smart Design – our brand partners extraordinaire. From day one, the passionate team at Smart helped translate our vision into a logo and website design that would quickly tell the story of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. And when we sat down with them during the week of our 5th anniversary in September, they once again dazzled us by capturing the spirit of our supporters through this new look and feel. The gifts of their time and talent can never fully be repaid, even with our deepest thanks.
Border 7 Studios – for housing our website from the beginning. Websites are much like gardens – they must be attended to daily. They are living, breathing extensions of the passion of the company or organization. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’s website remains well-tended-to thanks to the ongoing loyalty of this dedicated group in California. The men and women on their team make sure anyone who comes to our site is welcomed with the Good Cookie spirit. And their spirit of generosity is vital to our organization’s growth.
Bridgetree – for developing and hosting our database, the link to every single supporter. If you have given to Cookies at an event, made a donation online, ordered our cookies, or actually hosted an event, we can find this information with the stroke of a few keys thanks to Bridgetree. As we worked to create the new website, their team served as eyes, ears, questioners, and cheerleaders to make sure that the new platform reflected the growth of the organization so the user experience would be better than ever.
Walker Marketing – putting the relations in public relations support. For nearly 18 months, the Walker Marketing team has supported Cookies in all aspects of communications, and their moment to shine was in keeping all the players moving forward in the development of the website. Endless hours of coordination, double checking links, moving pictures, and editing copy went into the finished product. We simply would not have made it to launch day without them.
We applaud these partners for not only being our friends and Good Cookies, but for being shining examples in the corporate world of supporting philanthropy through gifts and service. Their support allows us to remain true to all three pillars of our values: