Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Video: Cookies For Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale Initiative

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.     Mother Teresa
Sometimes, it's the little things that matter. It's the times when people come together for a common cause, when they give of themselves freely and utterly, without regard for the consequences.

It's when they decide to go all out... and make cookies.

Seriously, folks. It's really that easy. This past month, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer announced a call to action for a record breaking month of bake sales in May to honor what would have been the 7th birthday of Liam Witt, the inspiration behind the cause. To motivate supporters, The Glad Products Company stepped forward with $225,000 to match all money raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sales in the month of May.  And my good friend Amy from the blog Very Culinary stepped up and announced a call to action for bloggers everywhere.

This video is a part of that call.  Please watch -- and then consider taking part on your own terms. If you happen to be a Milwaukee area food blogger or local baker, please email us at peefandlo (at) eatatburp (dot) com and let us know if you're interested in helping us to organize a local bake sale.  

UPDATE:  It's official! Thanks to the big hearts of our food blogger & baker friends, our Milwaukee bake sale will take place on May 21, 2011 at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.  RSVP on Facebook.

This video is dedicated to Gretchen and Larry Witt, in the memory of their son Liam, who would have been seven years old this year.

Click here for more information about Cookies For Kids’ Cancer. And here for the Cookies For Kids’ Cancer and Glad® bake sale initiative.

If you are would like to plan a bake sale in your area, please consider registering your efforts at: register.cookiesforkidscancer.org    Have questions?  Contact bakesale@cookiesforkidscancer.org  

Many thanks go out to Amy from Very Culinary and her husband Paul, videographer extraordinaire, for putting together this awesome video.

I'd also like to thank all of the beautiful bloggers who lent their time, talents, and delicious cookie recipes to participate in this video:
Kim @ The Paper Apron
Kristy @ The Wicked Noodle
Annie @ A Good American WifeChewy Chocolate Cookies
Ethan @ Tastes Better with FriendsApplesauce Cookies
Melissa @ Alosha’s KitchenOatmeal Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies
Lily @ Saint Tigerlily
Rebecca @ Foodie with FamilyAmish Cookies
Stephanie & Billy @ Per l’Amore del CiboCream Cheese Thumbprints
Amy @ VeryCulinarySnickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips
...and you may have also spied me in the video holding a pan of one of my favorite cookies, Maple Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate & Cranberries

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  1. Lo this is beautiful gesture and cause! I'm going to talk with our youth group about hosting a bake sale.

  2. Love it, Kathy - This is exactly the type of response we were hoping for! *chokingup*

  3. So proud to have you a part of this. So proud to call you friend. Thank you, thank you.

    Comments like Kathy's ^ are what it's all about.

  4. Yes Yes YES!!!! I'm in.
    An #MKEFoodies bake sale for a great cause??
    (2011 needs a Gitdown anyway.)

  5. So pleasing to the eyes and definitely pleasing to taste. Love it!

  6. What a great idea and a wonderful thing for you to do!

  7. What a wonderful idea, keep up the great work!

  8. Such a great idea, and for such a wonderful cause, too.

  9. This is exactly the type of response we were hoping for! *chokingup*


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