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Bake It Forward

NEW IN 2016: Challenging Kids To Do Good Deeds For Others!

Our newly revised Bake It Forward program has been designed to allow and encourage more kids, of all ages, to help us make the world a better a place.

  • Each Bake It Forward participant completes good deeds on the Bake it Forward Challenge Card (available at Bake Me Home or DOWNLOAD CHALLENGE CARD HERE.).
  • These good deeds must add up to 100 points, in any combination (deeds can be repeated)
  • Upon completion:
    • Visit our simple SignUpGenius link HERE to plan a time to turn in your card at Bake Me Home in Mt. Washington (1623 Burney Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45230).  At this time our Bake It Forward Challenge is limited to Cincinnati area kids, who are able to pick up their cookie mix jars in person.
    • At Bake Me Home, with your completed card, you will receive 2 jars of Bake Me Home Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (peanut-safe); one to keep and one to give away as a gift
    • Completing the Bake It Forward Challenge will also get you and a guest free admission to the 9th Annual Bake Me Home Boutique on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 from 3 - 8 pm at Coldstream Country Club.
    • Your completed card will enter you into the Bake It Forward Raffle to be held at the 9th Annual Bake Me Home Boutique for a chance to win additional prizes (you, or your representative must be present to win these additional prizes, drawings will be held at 7:30pm)

Challenge Card Point System

  • 5 point: a simple, helpful offer to another person
  • 10 point: a quick manual act of kindness
  • 20 point: a more complex act of generosity

If you have any questions, please contact our Bake It Forward Program Director, Sarah Kaplan at [email protected].

Suggestions for donating or volunteering:

References to specific organizations on this website are not an endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Bake Me Home.  Bake Me Home makes no representations about these organizations and disclaims responsibility for your engagement and experience with such organizations.  These references should not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.  

This is in no way an inclusive list of all the wonderful organizations in our area!

The Origins of Bake It Forward

Bake It Forward was created after Amy and Emma won a $5000 grant for Bake Me Home from the Sodexo Foundation.  They were so moved by the experience that they wanted to share it with other kids. This was the beginning of our Bake It Forward Service Grants.  Kids entering grades 1-9 can apply for grants of $100 each for a charity of their choice serving children in Ohio.  Each applicant must perform a summer service project for a charity that benefits children.  Amy and Emma then choose three winners and present these awards at a ceremony at The Duke Energy Children’s Museum.  Our winners also each receive a jar of Bake Me Home Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix. This program is designed to encourage kids to be creative and get involved with other organizations in the community, furthering our mission of “promoting volunteerism.”

Our past winners: