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Thank You to All the #OXOGoodCookies

Filed under: corporate fundraising — Tags: — The Good Cookies @ 1:13 pm October 15, 2014

Food Bloggers Bake a Difference for Kids Fighting Cancer

Photo credit: MelanieMakes.com

In September, our dedicated friends at OXO kicked off their annual Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fundraising efforts with the #OXOGoodCookies campaign to promote specially marked OXO baking products at retailers.

2014 Oxo StickerPartnering with over 100 bloggers, OXO donated $100 for every #OXOGoodCookies blog post, and over 109 bloggers participated, sharing their cookie recipes to help raise over $10,000 for childhood cancer research. In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ cancer through the sales of specially marked items, event matches and other fundraising efforts.

You can be an OXO Good Cookie too! Host an event to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer between now and December 31, and OXO will match your event proceeds. Let these bloggers inspire you to bake a difference and get involved!

We are so grateful to all of the bloggers who participated to share the story of kids who need our help.

Name Blog
Stephanie Saunders 52 Kitchen Adventures
Martha Pesa A Family Feast
Jessica Tuttle A Kitchen Addiction
Betty Ann Quirino Asian In America
Beth Branch bethcakes
Betsy Haley Betsylife
Zainab Mansaray-Storms Blahnik Baker
Christine Carlisle Chew Nibble Nosh
Cate Bartolacci Chez CateyLou
Caroline Edwards Chocolate & Carrots
Carla Cardello Chocolate Moosey
Joan Hayes Chocolate, Chocolate and More
Yelena Strokin Cooking Melangery
Donna Currie Cookistry
Meriem Kouar Culinary Couture
Erin Indahl-Fink Delightful E Made
Joanne Bruno Eats Well With Others
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez girlichef
Camille Gabel Growing Up Gabel
Lauren Keating Healthy. Delicious.
Alice Choi Hip Foodie Mom
Anita Schecter Hungry Couple
Kaitlin Lunny I Can Cook That
Becca Heflin It’s Yummi!
Robin Runner Knead to Cook
Natalie Dicks Life Made Simple
LeAndra Spicer Love & Flour
Christi Johnstone Love From The Oven
Lynda McMillen Me and My Pink Mixer
Taylor Kiser Food Faith Fitness
Mely Martinez Mexico in my Kitchen
Pamela Braun My Man’s Belly
Karyn Granrud Pint Sized Baker
Annemarie Rossi Real Food Real Deals
Mercedes Porter Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
Julie Grice Savvy Eats
Stephie Swope Stephie Cooks
Susan Palmer The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Amy Singleton The Nifty Foodie
Amy Flanigan Very Culinary
Kelly Life Made Sweeter
Kimberly Schiffel Bake Love Give
Alyssa Brantley EverydayMaven
Jeanette Chen Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Diane Haller My Life as Robin’s Wife
Rachel Roe Tramplingrose: Cooking, Baking & Ranting in Small-Town South Dakota
Emily Dicks It Bakes Me Happy
Jennifer Drummond Peanut Butter and Peppers
Maeghan Lovejoy The Way to His Heart
Sydney Kramer Crepes of Wrath
Erin Vasicek The Spiffy Cookie
Jesseca Hallows One Sweet Appetite
Marlynn Schotland Urban Bliss Life
Kaylin Perkins Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Ashley Cote Spoonful of Flavor
Rachel Conners Bakerita
Julianne Bayer Beyond Frosting
Aaron Hutcherson The Hungry Hutch
Courtney Champion Cook Like a Champion
Devon Nicole Harris WonkyWonderful
Cristina Moore Teenie Cakes
Coleen Hill The Redhead Baker
Marion Myers Life Tastes Good
Tanya Schroeder Lemons for Lulu
Sam Seeley Sweet Remedy
Heather King Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Megan Myers Stetted
Josie Young maede.for.you.
Alicia Carlson Alicia Carlson Photography
Marnely Rodriguez-Murray Cooking with Books
Alexandra Azary Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker
Melanie Bauer Melanie Makes
April Aceto Food n’ Focus
Linda Arceo Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps
Carla Walker Carlas Confections
Lisa Bowie Creole Contessa
Stephanie Day Eat. Drink. Love.
Jill McOwen Foodtastic Mom
Holly Waterfall Happy Food Healthy Life
Aubrey Griffin Homegrown & Healthy
Julie Evink Julie’s Eats & Treats
Stacie Billis One Hungry Mama
Jocelyn Brubaker Inside BruCrew Life
Jennifer Lee Kirbie’s Cravings
Danielle Green Krafted Koch
Jenni Field Pastry Chef Online
Robyn Burgess Runaway Apricot
Robin Wilson Simply Southern Baking
Yvo Sin The Feisty Foodie
Laura Tabacca The Spiced Life
Mary Frances McNellis The Sweet {Tooth} Life
Ala Shih Wallflour Girl
Rachel Rappaport Coconut & Lime
Dorothy Reinhold Shockingly Delicious
Jennifer McHenry Bake or Break
Jessica Reddick Gatlin My Baking Heart
Rachel Matthews A Southern Fairytale
Kristy Bernardo The Wicked Noodle
Heather Cheney Heather likes food
Renee Quintana Tortillas and Honey
Carrie Vibert Poet in the Pantry
Aly Cleary Cooking In Stilettos
Katerina Petrovski Diethood
Nichelle Stephens Cupcakes Take The Cake
Sheila Johnson Eat 2 Gather
Brandie Valenzuela Home Cooking Memories
Meghan McDermott Spoonful of Flour
Andrea Watson The Blonde In The Apron
Eleni Konstas Whiskey Bacon

 

It’s Tool Time with OXO

Filed under: corporate fundraising,Corporate Partnerships — Tags: — The Good Cookies @ 12:59 pm September 15, 2014

OXO Tools

2014 Oxo StickerNeed an excuse to update your favorite baking tools or add a few new ones to your collection? Let our Good Cookie friends at OXO be your inspiration! September marks the kickoff to OXO’s annual Good Cookie program. OXO has curated a collection of more than a dozen of its most popular items, which will not only simplify your baking but also raise funds to support childhood cancer research. Keep an eye out for the specially-marked items and feel good knowing the purchase of each will trigger a 25 cent donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

From September 1 through December 31, OXO will give up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through event matches, product sales, and other fundraising efforts. REGISTER an event today and take advantage of OXO’s matching gift opportunity!

 

A Good Cookie Partner: generationOn

Filed under: corporate fundraising,Good Cookies — Tags: — The Good Cookies @ 7:13 am September 12, 2014

 

Meet our new Good Cookie friends at generationOn! GenerationOn is helping to mobilize more Cookies for Kids’ Cancer supporters by sharing #GoodCookie stories and inspiring a network of 750,000 kids to make a difference in the world through volunteer service. The generationOn team wrote a guest blog post to share their story.

Hi Good Cookies,generationOn

Here at generationOn, we’re so excited to be teaming up with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to help spread the word about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September! We love the 50 State Challenge and strongly encourage folks to register a fundraising event!

For those who may not have heard of generationOn or what we do, we’ve included some information below. We have a lot going on through the end of the year, and we’re excited to fill you in:

What is generationOn?

GenerationOn is the youth and family service division of Points of Light, igniting the power of kids, teens and families to make their mark on the world. GenerationOn inspires, equips and mobilizes over 750,000 kids and teens annually to take action through service, service learning and youth leadership initiatives. It also provides tools and resources to kids, teens, families, youth practitioners and educators to help kids change the world and themselves through service. You can find out more about us at generationOn.org.

Upcoming generationOn campaigns and initiatives

Family Volunteer Day

Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together; supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world. Points of Light created the day 23 years ago to showcase the benefits of family volunteering and to provide opportunities for families to help create supportive environments in their communities.

This year, Family Volunteer Day takes place on November 22. It is managed by generationOn in partnership with our exclusive sponsor, Disney Friends for Change, a global initiative that inspires kids and families to take action to help people, communities and the planet, as well as our HandsOn network affiliate partners across the country.

For more information on Family Volunteer Day, please visit generationOn.org.

Joy Maker Campaign

Did you know that twenty-two percent of all children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level? It can be especially hard for some of these families to afford presents during the holiday season. GenerationOn and Hasbro are challenging students to give back, get involved and spread joy. For each act of service completed from November 24—December 10, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots.

This year, participating schools will receive a toolkit to assist in the planning and execution of service projects. Schools that share their story of service with a picture will be entered to win prizes, including funds to do more service, a celebrity-attended holiday party, and more!

Join us!

We’d love for you to join us and participate in Family Volunteer Day, Joy Maker, or both! Find out more about how you can get involved on our website, generationOn.org.

generationOn Clubs

Looking to stay involved over the course of the year?

You can register a generationOn Club and continue to do service for the whole year! GenerationOn Clubs are groups of young people, supported by adults, who work together to do meaningful hands-on service projects locally, nationally, and globally, documenting their impact and sharing their success stories online. Young people can start a Club with friends, at schools, in faith-based and community organizations, or as a Club within an existing youth organization.

The generationOn Clubs program equip parents, educators and young leaders with the tools and resources to implement service projects, share their successes and be recognized for their service. Elementary-age kids can participate in Kids Care Clubs, led by an adult facilitator, while middle and high school-age youth can lead or participate in generationOn Service Clubs, supported by an adult advisor. Registration is free and easy! Learn more at www.generationOn.org/clubs.

Top 10 Ways to Support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in September

Filed under: community fundraising ideas,corporate fundraising — The Good Cookies @ 3:00 pm August 27, 2014

 

Top 10 Collage

Be part of the solution during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and find a way (or lots of ways!) to support children battling cancer. From Boston to LA, over 250 events are being held in all 50 states to raise funds and awareness for the 40,000 children actively battling cancer. Thank you for banding together in the #50States4Kids movement.

How will you #BeAGoodCookie this September?2014 Oxo Sticker

  1. Bake a Difference with OXO: Update and add to your OXO kitchen gadget collection by purchasing one of the specially-marked items at a retailer near you. Your purchase of each specially-marked item triggers a donation from OXO to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer as part of OXO’s $100,000 commitment. From cookie scoops to spatulas, look for the green OXO Good Cookie sticker to be part of “baking a difference.”
  2. Host an Event and Double your Support: In addition to helping you have the latest and greatest in kitchen tools, OXO has another way to help you make a bigger difference this September. Now through December 31, OXO will give up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through event matches, product sales, and other fundraising efforts. Host a bake sale, organize a charity yard sale, get your school or church involved…whatever works for you! Register now!
  3. Dress for Success with ASICS: Shop the exclusive ASICS Cookies for Kids’ Cancer line of shoes and accessories, which includes options for both kids and adults. ASICS makes the only shoe dedicated to childhood cancer awareness, complete with a gold ribbon stitched on the back. Don’t delay – last year the collection sold out in a matter of days! Dash to your local retailer or order online today.
  4. Grab a Sweet Treat at Nestle Toll House Café: Beginning September 13 (Childhood Cancer Awareness Day), over 100 Nestle Toll House Café locations around the country will kick off a month-long promotion for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Make a donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer when you purchase an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie, and receive $1 off your next Nestle Toll House Café treat!
  5. Get Your Chocolate Fix with Brownie Brittle: Send your children a chocolaty treat with their lunch, or cap off a tough day at the office with a bag of Brownie Brittle. Keep an eye out for the green Cookies for Kids’ Cancer logo on the bag and know that you are helping kids with every bite. If you live in the LA area, stop by the Brownie Brittle bake sale co-hosted by Jaime King and Brownie Brittle founder Sheila G. Mains at The Grove on Sunday, September 7 from 1-4 to make a difference — Brownie Brittle will be matching all funds donated from the sale up to $10,000!
  6. Order Up Salty & Sweet through Momofuku Milk Bar: What happens when you mix pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, and chocolate chips? You get the Compost Cookie, made famous by top pastry chef, bakery owner, and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer board member, Christina Tosi. After you stop drooling over that sweet and salty ingredient list, order your own tin of Compost Cookies, and $1 from each tin will be donated to childhood cancer research in September.
  7. Run…or walk, or bike or swim: Now that you have eaten all the goodies from Nestle, Brownie Brittle, and Momofuku Milk Bar, it is time to lace up those exclusive ASICS shoes and get moving for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Sign up for a local race and ask friends to support your efforts by giving a donation. We’ll give you your own online fundraising page so you can track how you are making every step count.
  8. Update your Good Cookie Wardrobe: We have a new look! Spread the word about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer by purchasing one of our brand-new Be A Good Cookie tees. Our Gift Shop is a one-stop shop for your entire family. #BeAGoodCookie
  9. Send Cookies: Earn “Good Cookie” points with in-laws, co-workers, friends, or your child’s teacher. Order a box of our delicious, all-natural cookies and feel good knowing 100% of the profits go to childhood cancer research. You don’t even have to turn on the oven!
  10. Make a Gift: When you choose to donate to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, you are helping fund critically needed childhood cancer research to find safer, more effective treatments. YOU ARE GIVING HOPE. Thank you for making a difference.

Denny’s LOVES Good Cookies!

Filed under: corporate fundraising — Tags: — The Good Cookies @ 5:00 am July 16, 2014

Denny’s across the US help raise funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer this July.

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 year we are pleased to welcome Denny’s stores back! Throughout the month of July, nearly 100 stores in 13 states are joining the cause and hosting events to help children battling cancer!

Participating Stores

Below is a complete list of all Denny’s stores participating in the June campaign.

How it Works:

DSCN5838In 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 July alone! Stop by a participating Denny’s near you for a bite and help make a difference for children fighting cancer.

 

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New York

City

Address

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

 

 

Inspired to Make a Difference

Filed under: childhood cancer research,corporate fundraising — Tags: , — The Good Cookies @ 2:20 pm May 28, 2014

A special guest post by Denny’s franchise owners Tina & Glenn Beattie

This July, select Denny’s restaurants in different states will be raising funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This is the sixth 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.

Celebrate March Madness like a Good Cookie!

Filed under: community fundraising ideas,corporate fundraising — Tags: — The Good Cookies @ 12:55 pm March 14, 2014

2014 NCAA tournament pairings will be announced Sunday, March 16, and people coast to coast will be filling out brackets and going in on group pools. This year, consider dedicating your March Madness bracket to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Use your March Madness bracket for good – It’s EASY:

  1. View and print our special tournament bracket.
  2. SHARE the bracket and this simple idea with everyone you know to help spread awareness.
  3. Donate the proceeds of your group pool to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer – your donation will directly fund critically needed childhood cancer research.

Cookies for Kids' Cancer March Madness Bracket 2014

That’s it! So, who’s ready to celebrate March Madness like a Good Cookie? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

And once you’ve printed your bracket, snap a selfie and share with us – It’s a great way to help us inspire others to get involved too. Thanks for being Good Cookies!

 

Shine Bright this February

Filed under: childhood cancer research,corporate fundraising — Tags: — The Good Cookies @ 2:24 pm February 4, 2014

BRocco LogoIn celebration of Valentine’s Day, our friends at Bormioli Rocco, craftsmen of the finest Italian glassware and stemware products, are back for the 2nd year in a row to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. And they’re working hard to inspire everyone to “Shine like a Star” this February.

3 Sweet Reasons to Get Involved in February:

  1. As part of their commitment to give $50,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in 2014, Bormioli Rocco will MATCH the funds you raise in February up to $25,000! So, if you’ve been thinking of hosting a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale or other event, NOW is the time. Simply select Bormioli Rocco as your inspiration when you register, and you will automatically double the funds you raise!
  2. BRocco Gift

  3. The FIRST 50 people to sign up to host a February event will receive a complimentary set of Bormioli Rocco glasses and a matching carafe, perfect for sharing cookies and milk with loved ones. You could also use the set as a raffle prize to raise additional funds at your February event. They will go quickly, so don’t wait!
  4. Bormioli Rocco Cookies for Kids' Cancer baking set giveaway prize

  5. You could win a special cookie baking set, complete with a 9-piece nesting bowls set to mix dough, colorful Fido and Giara Jars to store and package ingredients, Giara bottles and an Ypsilon carafe for serving milk, and a dozen Palatina Glasses for dunking cookies Simply CLICK HERE to enter to win the chance to make your cabinets sparkle with stunning new glassware.

Don’t delay – Start sharing the love and sign up to host a February event TODAY! And if you have questions, email us. Our event team is here to help you each step of the way.

Remember to share photos and event details with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tag Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and use the hashtag #ShineLikeaStar when you can. We’ll help you spread the word, and it’s a great way to inspire others to join the fight as well!

 

 

#WorldCancerDay

Filed under: childhood cancer research,corporate fundraising — Tags: — The Good Cookies @ 2:29 pm January 31, 2014

On February 4th, individuals and organizations around the world will unite for World Cancer Day, a global initiative to “debunk” the common myths associated with cancer. On this day, people everywhere will rally in support of cancer awareness, prevention and education – in fact, many conversations have already begun.

What we CAN do is support the research needed to improve the odds for those children diagnosed, to more effectively battle the disease and reduce the chances of devastating long-term effects caused by current treatments.

How Can You Help?

This week, join us in busting the myths of childhood cancers. We will be sharing myths, facts and personal stories. Go social and spread the word using our hashtag #KidsCancerMyths and the hashtag #WorldCancerDay.

Help inspire others to join the fight, and do what you can to raise funds for critically needed pediatric cancer research. Together we CAN make a difference.

 

#LucysWish: Letter to Santa Inspires Holiday Spirit

Filed under: childhood cancer research,community fundraising ideas,corporate fundraising — The Good Cookies @ 10:48 am December 19, 2013

Take a peek at the especially sweet letter Santa received from 7-year-old Lucy, who’s been battling cancer since the tender age of two. Lucy’s list has just one request: $5 to donate to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in exchange for the cookie she leaves him on Christmas Eve.

Lucy knows that if we all do a little, it truly adds up to a lot. Today, we’re sharing #LucysWish in her #lettertosanta in hopes of inspiring others and spreading the holiday spirit. Please share #LucysWish! Then help fulfill Lucy’s wish and make a donation today 

#LucysWish #LettertoSanta - Cookies for Kids' Cancer


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