We are 15-year-old twin sisters, Emma and Amy. In July 2008 we started a charity (with a little help from our Mom!) to help moms and kids at a homeless family shelter in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then we've expanded with the help of thousands of volunteers to include families using local food pantries, kids in foster care, and members of our military.
Check out "Who We Help" to see a list of all the agencies we now serve in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren Counties. Read more to learn about our cookie mix tote bags, portraits, kids' community service, and how we share cookies with troops overseas & local veterans.
Bake Me Home is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism and encouraging shared family experiences for those in crisis.
This is the program that started it all! We love baking cookies with our mom, and we thought other kids should have the same chance to bake with their moms. We know this can be really hard, especially if they are just moving out of a shelter.
We started the Tote Bag Program so that families could have a fun way to celebrate being together in their new home. We have expanded to include kids in the foster care system and those utilizing food pantries.
We started with cookies because we think baking cookies is a way to make fun memories together. Every child should have memories like these to treasure. Adding portraits to our programming seemed like a great way to help our kids preserve a piece of their childhood.
Our professional photographers and volunteers
(no experience needed!) work together to provide on-the-spot, framed 5x7 portraits.
Home is often very far away for men and women serving in our military, but you can send a little taste of “BACK HOME” to a service member deployed overseas! Your donation will send 48 Bake Me Home Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies to your loved one.
To extend that sense of “home” to our local veterans, we also provide fresh baked cookies to those who are wounded and sick staying at Fisher House at the VA Medical Center, and participating in Honor Flights to Washington DC.
Our Bake It Forward Program furthers our mission of promoting volunteerism by challenging kids of all ages to do good deeds for others.
Bake It Forward participants complete a series of activities on our Bake it Forward Challenge Card and in return receive two jars of Bake Me Home’s signature Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix; one to keep and one to give as a gift! In addition, those who complete our challenge will be entered into our Bake It Forward raffle for a chance to win additional prizes at our Annual Bake Me Home Boutique.