On Sale Now! Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Filed under: About Cookies for Kids' Cancer,Recipes — admin @ 10:42 am April 30, 2013

With Mother’s Day just around the corner,  we’re thrilled to share the 2nd book by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer founder Gretchen Holt-Witt.

Much like the 1st book, All the Good Cookies is a combination of recipes and stories. But this time, it’s all about the cookies!

The new book features a fresh batch of more than 65 mouth-watering cookie recipes – everything from gluten-free to treats for Fido – and dozens of inspiring profiles of Good Cookies hosting events nationwide in support of pediatric cancer research.

ALL author proceeds go directly to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, so this is a truly meaningful gift sure to be enjoyed by all!

For anyone who loves baking cookies and making a difference in the world, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: All the Good Cookies is a perfect way to do both at the same time.

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY at either Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

Top 10 Tips for Hosting a Fundraising Event

Filed under: About Cookies for Kids' Cancer,Inspire — admin @ 11:01 am April 25, 2013

1. Get Inspired. Whatever it is— a local child battling cancer, someone in your family, or just the simple fact that you want to make a difference—keep that as the driving focus as you plan your event.  If you do know one or more children battling cancer in your community, consider spotlighting them at your event. You can always find inspiration through the touching stories of the kids who inspire us too!

2. Do what you know; do what you love. Are you a runner?  Ask people to support you when you run your next race. Do you work in an office?  Host a bake sale in the break room.  Are you a teacher?  Inspire your students to host an event.  Raise funds for pediatric cancer doing something that you know and love – keep it simple.

3. Location, Location, Location. Choosing the right venue you for your event is key. Don’t make the people come to you— go where the people are!  Look for a well-advertised happening in your community with high foot-traffic and great visibility. Of course, many supporters have had great success with private or in-office events. We’ve guided supporters through thousands of events, so if you’re unsure about location or would like some insight, just ask!

4. Recruit help! Ask friends, neighbors, family…People power goes a long way! If you’re hosting a bake sale, ask each of them to help by baking 4-6 dozen cookies each. No matter what kind of event, there’s plenty of work to go around – from collecting donations to making signs!

5. Spread the word. Create a Facebook group, a twitter handle, send emails and make lots of phone calls leading up to your event. Consider asking local newspapers, radio shows, and news stations to run a story on your event or add you to their community calendars. Also create a Giving Page so you can collect donations in advance, as well as give those unable to attend your event an opportunity to contribute!

6. Try to have everything donated! In addition to recruiting personal contacts to help, ask local bakeries, restaurants, and grocery stores to donate items you need. Grocery stores will often donate gift cards for you to use when purchasing supplies.  Also consider asking a local craft store to donate packaging supplies and decorations, or a local printing company to print signage for you.

7. Stock up on supplies. The Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Gift Shop has everything you need to brand your event — a bake sale kit, t-shirts, aprons, and more! It’s a one-stop shop.

8. Make it your own! No matter what the event, if put your heart into it, it’s going to be great! For a bake sale, bake your favorite goodies. Are you crafty? Sell some of your items at the event! Have event t-shirts made & take orders. The opportunities are endless!

9. Take advantage of our resources. The Cookies for Kids’ Cancer team is here to provide any support you need, and to guide through each step of the process. We have templates for signage and letters, and even tools you can add to your blog or website for branding. We can even help you spread the word about your event through our social media networks. Have a question? Just ask!

10. BE A GOOD COOKIE. At Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, it is not just about hosting events or buying cookies.  It’s about BEING A GOOD COOKIE – finding your own special ways to get involved & raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Every single act of kindness matters and every single dollar raised counts. See all the ways to Be a Good Cookie.

    How Your Support is Making a Difference at Texas Children’s Cancer Center

    Filed under: About Cookies for Kids' Cancer,Inspire — admin @ 9:31 am April 18, 2013

    Letter from Dana Farber Cancer Institute Proves the Power of a Good Cookie

    Filed under: About Cookies for Kids' Cancer,Donations,Inspire — admin @ 7:02 am April 9, 2013

    Brownie Brittle Creator Sheila G.’s Inspiring Story

    Filed under: About Cookies for Kids' Cancer,Inspire — admin @ 6:52 am

    In early 2012, I learned of the organization called Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I knew immediately that I needed to do something for this cause…it was personal. You see, my stepson, Scott Geller, was fighting for his own life at that time. He was 32 years old and fought for over a year against a type of cancer only seen in children.

    On April 25th, that childhood cancer took the life of Scott. He asked me on more than one occasion that if he wasn’t sick, would I have a job for him in my company. I promised him there would be.Two weeks after his death, I participated in my first Cookie for Kids’ Cancer bake sale. The organizers of the bake sale even made sure I had photos of Scott at my table so I would know he was with me. He was.

    As soon as I met Gretchen Holt Witt, Founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, we made a connection two women wish they never shared, the loss of a child. This was a connection we couldn’t and wouldn’t ignore. It was a connection we would use to make this world a better place. Fighting for these kids and this cause was where Scott would find his job.

    How can you get involved? Join me in the fight against childhood cancer by hosting your own bake sale, purchasing cookies from cookiesforkidscancer.org,  or making a donation to their cause. In addition, starting in the summer of 2013, you will be able to contribute simply by purchasing one of our specially marked packages that carry the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer logo on the back. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these packages will go directly to fund Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

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