We can do no great things, only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Wife – Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Ethan @ Tastes Better with Friends – Applesauce Cookies
Melissa @ Alosha’s Kitchen – Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies
Lily @ Saint Tigerlily
Rebecca @ Foodie with Family – Amish Cookies
Stephanie & Billy @ Per l’Amore del Cibo – Cream Cheese Thumbprints
Amy @ VeryCulinary – Snickerdoodles 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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