News from Baking for Good

    Over that past 5 years, we have donated over $50,000 to over 250 nonprofits, and it’s all thanks to the generosity of our amazing customers. December is our biggest donation month, and we were thrilled to donate over $3600 to 25 nonprofits for our 2013 holiday season, AND covered ALL 15 cause categories!  Below are the nonprofits we donated to for December 2013:

    1. Animal Causes: Picasso Veterinary Fund, Blue Voice
    2. Arts Cause: Free Arts for Abused Children
    3. Children Cause: Change for Kids, Ray Project, Abada Capouera SF
    4. Community Cause: Intersection for the Arts
    5. Disaster Relief Cause: Save the Children: Philippines
    6. Economic Development Cause: Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
    7. Education Cause: New Jersey SEEDS
    8. Environment Cause: Project U.S.E. 
    9. Hunger Cause: Project Bread
    10. Health Cause: AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
    11. Human Rights: Enduring Pride
    12. International Cause: International Myeloma Foundation, Peter Boyle Memorial Fund
    13. Veterans Cause: Hugs Project Incorporated
    14. Women Cause: Wilkins Avenue Assessment Center
    15. Young Philanthropy: She’s the First

    We also had the great pleasure to support the American Cancer SocietySt. Jude’s Children Research HospitalCity HarvestWounded WarriorPat’s Place, Imagine It! Children’s MuseumWichita Habitat for Humanity, and Atlanta Youth Project.

    December’s highest earning causes were Hunger, Animals, and Children. We love to hear suggestions for specific charities, and we carefully choose recipients based on customers’ input.

    Holiday top sellers were gingersnaps, peppermint brownies, and Snapshot cookies. Yum! Make your New Years Resolution to continue to give the gift that keeps on giving—a little sugar goes a long way.

    Be sure to follow us on Instagram: @bakingforgood

    Snapshots from the nonprofits we supported in September.  We were able to donate over $700 this month!  Thanks to everyone who placed orders and helped us choose these wonderful organizations.


    We also supported Chelmsford Center for the Arts!

    Snapshots from the nonprofits we supported in August.  We were able to donate $700 this month!  Thanks to everyone who placed orders and helped us choose these wonderful organizations.

    The 10 nonprofits pictured above are:

    We also supported Foundation for Sustainable Development (Economic Development Cause) and Phillips Brooks House Association (Young Philanthropy Cause).

  1. Thank you Kuska for this wonderful spread in your donor’s newsletter! Check out their website to support their cause: http://www.kuskaperu.org/

    The Mission of Kuska is to provide opportunities for higher learning at accredited educational institutions to individuals who could not otherwise finance their education, despite intellectual ability and a strong desire to obtain higher education. 

    Snapshots from the nonprofits we supported in July.  We were able to donate $500 this month!  Thanks to everyone who placed orders and helped us choose these wonderful organizations.

    The 7 nonprofits pictured above are:

  2. It’s already the end of July and we need your cause nominations! Help us choose which nonprofits should receive support from your orders by tweeting us @bakingforgood or emailing us at causes@bakingforgood.com.

    All our monthly recipients greatly appreciate your nominations.  Here’s a wonderful note from Kuska Peru's President, Eva Clark, who received the Education donation:

    Hi, that is wonderful news!!! Thank you so much for making us your Education Cause! The funds donated to us will be used to pay the tuition for one of our students. Thank you for helping us, and for all the delicious work you do,
    Saludos,
    Eva
    A little sugar goes a long way!

    Snapshots from the nonprofits we supported in June.  We were able to donate over $600 this month!  Thanks to everyone who placed orders and helped us choose these wonderful organizations.

    The 10 nonprofits pictured above are:

    We also supported Tourism Cares and American Cancer Society

    Snapshots from the nonprofits we supported in February. We were able to donate over $1000 this month! Thanks to everyone who placed orders and helped us choose these wonderful organizations!

    The 10 nonprofits pictured above are: 

    We also supported: Partnership Against Domestic Violence (Women Cause), Wounded Warriors, World Wildlife Fund, NY Theatre Ballet, and Youth Futures in Israel.

  3. Another heartwarming note from Melanie Pessin, the president and founder of East Africa Children’s Hope (December’s Community cause recipient). Their Accomplishments page highlights how far they’ve come and we’re glad to be a part of their journey! 

    "Thank you so much for your donation to East Africa Children’s Hope! If it weren’t for people like you we wouldn’t be able to impact the lives of our children the way we have. Your donation will help us to fund the construction of a dormitory at our Kenya site (right now the kids are sleeping 4-5 to one bunk bed). This was working ok when they were younger, but now that many of the kids are reaching their teenage years, the need for more space is becoming quite urgent. Our ultimate goal is to make both Upendo Orphanage in Kenya, and the Good Hope Initiative in Uganda self-sustainable before moving on to other projects. We’re doing that by building a boarding school and day school on their property and expanding their agricultural output (we just built a fish farm!) to off-set orphanage operating costs and bring in additional revenue through tuition and the sale of fish, grain and produce.
    Thanks again and Happy New Year,
    Melanie”
    We love doing what we love! With all your support, we’re able to change lives :)
  4. [Cause Post]
    Thanks for always helping us make a difference! Last month’s Animal cause donations were given to Animals Need Assistance, a nonprofit organization in Virginia helping animals with medical needs. Read our email below from Heidi Murdy Michael, Director of ANA, to see how your orders have made an impact :)

    "In the past month alone, Kathleen Murray, President and Director of ANA, has taken in six kittens. One was found with a plastic container around its head and frontleg, and we were told it has been that way for a week.  It was about six or seven weeks old.  Three of them were found after they had been thrown from a car.  The young lady following that car stopped and picked them up.  They were very young and had to be bottle fed.  They’re coming along now, and eating baby food by the case.

    The local Humane Society is anticipating a tough winter for animals because of the drought and lack of hay.  Kathleen is adding additional fencing and hoping to be able to help by taking in goats or horses in need this winter.  

    The contribution is a wonderful help.  The kittens are particularly expensive to feed and will all have to be spayed/neutered.  We appreciate Baking for Good’s help so much.”

    We’re looking forward to sending out our October donations.  Join the effort and order some treats now at www.bakingforgood.com!

    Snapshots from some of the nonprofits we supported in September. We were able to donate over $700 this month! Thanks to everyone who placed orders and helped us choose these wonderful organizations!

    The eight nonprofits pictured above are: 

    We also supported: American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Mary’s Place by the Sea, New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation and Room to Grow.

  5. Congratulations to Lindsay Brown, President of She’s the First-Notre Dame chapter! She’s featured on the cover of Seventeen magazine this month for her work sponsoring girls’ education in Nepal. 

    More about She’s the First: This wonderful organization promotes the importance of educating girls, especially in the developing world. They send girls to school around the globe by encouraging young women to unlock the power of their social networks and creatively fundraise for sponsorships, giving underprivileged girls the means to break barriers. Most will be the first in their family to graduate.

    She’s the First is a nonprofit that falls within our Education, Children, International, Women, and Young Philanthropy causes

  6. Baking For Good is on its way to making improvements in the way we will be donating to our charities. We have consolidated our cause options in order to make a bigger impact on the charities we donate to and to create a better way for our customers to choose their cause. Each month, the accrued proceeds will be donated to one chosen charity for each cause category. 

    For now, we would like to take a look back at some causes that we have worked closely with in the past; one of which is Camp Sunshine, a children’s cause. Camp Sunshine is in its 28th year of providing support, happiness and overall, FUN to children with life threatening illnesses and their families. 

    "The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement groups are also offered for families who have lost a child to an illness." (Source: Camp Sunshine)

    Cheers to helping these children and their families have a sunnier day!

  7. At Baking for Good, we’re proud to support organizations that make a difference in local communities and around the world. One of the organizations we have been proud to support this summer is Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger.

    We’re continually impressed by Action Against Hunger’s reach. They operate in 40 countries all over the world, and their efforts impact millions of people each year. In 2011 alone, they assisted over 850,000 people across the Horn of Africa, saved 51,000 lives in D.R. Congo, and provided over 3.5 million people with access to safe water and sanitation. (Source: Action Against Hunger)

    Action Against Hunger’s important work has not gone unnoticed. They are a Charity Navigator 4-star rated charity, a Philanthropedia 2011 Top Nonprofit, and a CharityWatch “A”-rated organization. You can read more about Action Against Hunger’s impact on their website here

  8. Featured Cause Contest - May Edition

    Our featured cause contest is back! Swing by our facebook page this week to cast your vote in our poll for one of these three fantastic nonprofits. Voting ends at 12pm EDT on Friday. 

    The Brain Tumor FoundationThe Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) is a not-for-profit organization that guides and supports patients and families during the turbulent times when their lives are touched by a brain tumor. BTF raises awareness among medical professionals and the public about the need for the early detection of brain tumors while continuing to offer support groups, medical referrals, and events including the annual conference, Brain Tumor Awareness Day. The Foundation’s expertise, compassion and resources ensure that brain tumor patients have a powerful ally in their fight against this disease.

    CancerCareCancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to individuals, families, caregivers, and the bereaved to help them better cope with and manage the emotional and practical challenges arising from cancer. Their services include counseling and support groups, educational publications and workshops, and financial assistance. All of their services are provided by professional oncology social workers and are offered completely free of charge. They help more than 110,000 individuals and families in all 50 states each year, and receive more than one million visits to their websites. 

    She’s the FirstShe’s the First promotes the importance of educating girls, especially in the developing world. We send girls to school around the globe by encouraging young women to unlock the power of their social networks and creatively fundraise for sponsorships, giving underprivileged girls the means to break barriers. Most will be the first in their family to graduate.


    Click to Vote Now!