Thursday, April 5, 2012

Host a Great American Bake Sale!

It is that time, time to set up and host a Great American Bake Sale!!

This year, Bloggers without Borders is working in partnership with Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale & Gaby Dalkin on this year’s National Food Blogger Bake Sale! With nearly 1 in 5 kids in America struggling with hunger, it has never been more important to increase access to feeding programs that can help kids connect with the food they need to thrive. For the last two years, this blogging community has shown its support for Share Our Strength, always raising more money than the year before.
Last year we raised $25,000 through 26 bake sales.This year, we have set a challenge: to raise $50,000!
With just $1 connecting a child to 10 meals, you can help Share Our Strength ensure that the more than 16 million kids facing hunger today never go hungry again.
Get Involved!
Here’s a list of bake sales that are already taking place. If you’re interested in participating in a bake sale, please reach out to the host. If there isn’t a bake sale taking place in your area, maybe you’d like to host one – more details on how to host a bake sale below!



Host a Bake Sale!
The first step in hosting a bake sale is registering atwww.GreatAmericanBakeSale.org/signup. Registering will get you access to online fundraising tools and they’ll send you a poster and informational booklet. Additional tools and resources can be found in The Bake Sale Resources Center. They’ve got top 10 tips for your bake sale, flyers, stickers, pricing tips and much more!
Once you’ve done that, e-mail Gaby Dalkin (whatsgabycooking@gmail.com) & me (sarah@peppel.com - on behalf of Share Our Strength) with the following information:
Name
City/State
Blog
Preferred Email address
FAQs
General questions about Great American Bake Sale can be answered through ourFAQs.


Jay at Play International's Little Miss Muffin Is Baking a Difference in the Fight Against Childhood HungerProceeds of the brand's "Little Miss Muffin" Interactive Pop N Flip™ Doll Line will benefit Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale®.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2012

Throughout 2012, 1% of Jay at Play's Little Miss Muffin Pop N Flip™ dolls sold will be donated to Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale (up to $75,000), a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Now, Jay at Play International wants to make participation in the Great American Bake Sale even sweeter by giving away hundreds of Little Miss Muffin dolls.
Little Miss Muffin arrives to you peeking out of her magical muffin cup. Pop her muffin top, flip the muffin cup inside out, and Little Miss Muffin becomes a soft adorable doll. With sweet expressive faces and bright smiles, there are ten Little Miss Muffin Dolls each with their own flavor to delight kids of all ages.
Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to end childhood hunger, invites all bakers to host individual or group bake sales in their local communities during the ninth annual Great American Bake Sale’s National Challenge Weekend April 20-22. The first 300 bake sales to submit $275 or more from sales held on National Challenge Weekend will receive a free Little Miss Muffin doll to thank them for their efforts.
Kids love to help in the kitchen, and participating in a bake sale is a great way to teach children about charity while spending time together as a family.MyLittleMissMuffin.comoffers a variety of simple recipes for young children, from fingerpainting on poundcake to mixing homemade playdough. More advanced mini chefs might enjoy layering a red, white and blueberry parfait with strawberry and vanilla yogurt sprinkled with fruit on top. Children will have hours of fun playing with Little Miss Muffin and making these sweet treats in the kitchen.


5 comments:

won said...

That's a very admirable goal for this year. I wish everyone involved the best in creating this change.

I can't imagine what it'd be like to go hungry....such a fundamental need.

betty baez said...

What a wonderful cause! I wish I lived closer to the city :( I would attend if it wasn't a two hour commute

fancygrlnancy said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love holding bake sales, they are so much fun and so many yummy goodies! If you need any cute flyers to advertise try bake sale flyers

Laura Lane said...

I made two big batches of cinnamon rolls for our church's silent auction last night. They were good money makers.