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Baking cookies for low income older adults

PURPOSE: Share your holiday spirit this season by baking some yummy holiday cookies with your kids that will then be delivered to low income older adults in the community.  Many of those receiving the cookies are in their 80’s and 90’s and no longer bake. These wonderful cookie deliveries really brighten up the day for many older adults in the community, making their holiday extra special.  Last year Bay View Community Center made cookie packages for 341 older adults in the community, and they foresee their list to increase this year.

 

ACTIVITY:  You and your child can enjoy time baking together while making a special donation to older adults in the community.  We will accept any donation of cookies by the dozen so you can simply make a dozen with your family or maybe you might throw a baking party with other families and contribute a few dozen.  While baking with your child, take this opportunity to talk about who you are baking for and how happy this special treat is going to make the recipient feel. Also talk about how it would make them feel to receive such a kind gift from another person.

 

Then after baking either drop off cookies at the closest drop off spot (we will have a few throughout the city) on Sunday December 16th or if you can not make it to a drop off location I will schedule pick up with you individually from your home.  More details will be sent in a follow up email once you have registered. Please package cookies by the dozen and in non-returnable containers.

 

IMPACT: Exploring empathy with your children, while sharing some holiday cheer to older adults in the community.  

 

ATTIRE: Fun holiday attire, baking apron or even your pajamas because this volunteer experience does not require you to leave your house!  

 

REGISTRATION: Available Here

 

CANCELLATIONS: We understand that illness and emergencies can happen so if you decide you are unable to bake after you register please let us know by connecting with Alison through her email at alison@toammke.org.

 

PARTICIPANT CAP: 15 Families

 

AGES: All ages!

 

COST: Cost of your own baking ingredients to make the cookies.

 

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