“Baking a difference…” As one who spends half her days with cookies, I can’t help but appreciate giving greater meaning to baking. CLICK HERE to visit the OXO and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer site to learn more. Their impressive story (in their words):
“Cookies was founded by two OXOnians (OXO employees), Gretchen and Larry Witt who were inspired by their son Liam’s battle with pediatric cancer. They were shocked to learn that the main reason over 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive is because of a lack of effective therapies. And the reason for the lack of effective therapies was simple: lack of funding. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was born to fill this void and to provide inspiration and support for individuals, communities and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer through the concept of local bake sales. With less than 70 employees, OXOnians regard each other as family. The news of Liam’s diagnosis hit us hard and we were determined to help ‘bake a difference.’ Since the beginning, we have shown our support by baking cookies and holding bake sales. Through these efforts, OXOnians have helped raise over $150,000 to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This year, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to support research for new and improved therapies.”
There are three ways you can help (click the links for more information):
2. Send a virtual cookie to your friends! OXO will make a donation for each one.
3. Host a bake sale. OXO will match all proceeds.
By Meaghan Mountford