Making the world a better place, one cookie at a time!

Testimonials

Inter Parish Ministry

The families that receive the tote bags are always surprised and appreciative for the baking opportunity. The children’s eyes also “light-up” when they hear chocolate chip cookies.

Chuck SwansonManager, Pantry Operations
YMCA Domestic Violence Shelter

I believe mostly the portraits give the clients a good sense of self worth. Everything you do is a blessing!

Lisa HuffOperations Coordinator
YMCA Dove House Shelter

Our families who are leaving the shelter are so excited and thankful for the items. We had one family call us back excited to share the story of baking the cookies in their new home.

Fran reeseProgram Director
MEAC (Madisonville Education and Assistance Center)

It has been a wonderful experience having the Bake Me Home Tote Bag and Picture Me Home Programs offered to the clients at our organization. It is not too often that as a service provider we get to see our clients beam with excitement but these programs are sure to bring on the smile. Most of them struggle with overwhelming challenges as well as the day to day hurtles they have to get beyond to meet their basic needs.  It is so nice to not only be able to offer the more than basic need solutions. I feel fortunate to be the person who can share the tote bags that were made with so much thought and care. With the Picture Me Home Experience, the volunteers and staff are also part of the package. There is nothing like the joy that is passed on with each family picture. Keep up the good work! You make such a big differnce in the lives of the families serve in such a unique, meaningful and wonderful way!

Tonia GriffinSocial Services Coordinator
UpSpring

Your programs allow our children to create memories that are tangible – something they otherwise would not be able to do on a regular basis.

Lily RaphaelProgram Manager
Honor Flight Tri-State

When we bring out the cookies with our box lunches at the Air Force Memorial in Washington DC – the vets love them. They are so delicious and we tell them about the two young ladies that make them.

Cheryl PoppDirector
SEM

Our clients LOVE receiving your BMH bahs. Children are especially excited.

Thank you for all your efforts

Judy DockendorffAssistant Director
New Life Furniture

Our clients love to receive your bags! The kids light up when they realize they can bake together and eat a homemade yummy treat.

Holly YoungExecutive Director
YMCA Transitional Living Program

The Tote Bag Program is a “one of a kind” service . No other organization provides a similiar service and it’s nice to send soomeone to their new home with something to encourage family bonding.

Tracie TaleffProgram Coordinator
YMCA Every Child Succeeds

The families that join us for this have never had a picture taken of their new family. Its a wonderful opportunity for them – they appreciate it so much.

Debi SchneiderProgram Cooridnator

Pantry Tote recipient

Dear Emma and Amy,

I want to thank you for the bakemehome cookie mix I recieved at the SEM food pantry. My twins love helping me bake and enjoy (as every toddler naturally does) eating the goodies. We have had it financially rough lately and this was a wonderful treat for my kids…..thank you very much for all that you do!

Very Appreciative,

Kaleb, Cayden and Amanda

Pantry Tote recipient
St. Francis de Sales, Principal

“It is with grateful hearts that we, St. Francis de Sales students and school community, write to express our sincere appreciation to you for your time and generosity given to our Zoomatesstudents. The lovely gift of a picture of themselves with their buddies gives them a reminder of the happy experience they had with Zoomates. Your mission to provide the children with a framed picture to display in their home bestows a blessing! We appreciate you and your kindness shown to our children.
May God continue to bless you and your mission!”

 

Ms. Joanne BrowarskyPrincipal
Tote Bag Recipient

“I wanted to thank you for the donated package that I received at the food pantry today. Your jar with cookie ingredients was so cute! I loved your recipes and the kroger card. It was all so thoughtful! Baking cookies during the holidays is a family tradition. I can’t wait to get started making cookies with my daughter! I know she will like the mason jar of ingredients and the cook book that goes with it. I just wanted to say thanks on behalf of my family. Your kindness is appreciated. Have a great holiday season!”
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It was AWESOME! You young ladies are SUPER DUPER COOL. GIRLS ROCK!!!

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Your cookie recipe was delicious. I appreciate the time spent doing this.

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Baking cookies is great fun to do with my son.

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My kids love spending time together cooking anything! Such a thoughtful and practical treat! Thank you so much!

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I think what you guys do is great and my family will enjoy making your cookies! Thank you!

Tote Bag Recipient
A Battered Women's Shelter Mom after receiving her Family Portait

Thank you for this. A picture is worth a thousand words. I will always look at this and remember our turning point. I am Free

A Battered Women's Shelter Mom after receiving her Family Portait
Tote Bag Recipient

It was an awesome blessing to complete the program at the shelter. When I received my keys I was surprised to get a Bake Me Home bag filled with all the things I need to make homemade cookies for my son and me, including the homemade cookie mix. The envelope containing the letter and the gift card was a huge help to us. When we made the cookies our new apartment smelled like home. Thank you so much.

Tote Bag Recipient

Cheryl Popp

“Thank you very much for the most delicious cookies! Our veterans loved them. We love your devotion to our veterans, and through them, our country.”

Cheryl PoppDirectorTri-State Honor Flight
Major Chris Lewis

Got the cookies!! And they were almost gone in the first 48 hours. I think a few of the folks here substituted the cookies for dinner the first night that I had them.

Major Chris Lewis
MAJ Jay Hebert

Emma and Amy, thank you for sending us the cookies! You are right, it made me think of all the wonderful people back home. I really appreciate all that you do and the positive impacts you have on the lives you touch with your generosity. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your support to our deployed troops.

MAJ Jay Hebert25th Infantry Division, Camp Liberty, Victory Base Camp, Baghdad, Iraq
Jason Lake, US Army

My unit is a support unit and sometimes we deliver supplies to soldiers that are holed up or in rural areas and I have taken your boxes to them and they are very happy to have homemade cookies. Thank you very much for the wonderful cookies, these cookies were by far the best cookies I have ever had during deployment. They are lucky to have a support unit where some infantry units do not. I am a driver and I would not trade jobs with them and do not envy them at all. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to give them something from home.

Jason Lake, US Army
Capt. Justin M Brockhoff, USAF

Thank you so much for the delicious cookies! I received them a couple days ago and shared them with the other soldiers and Airmen I work with here in Afghanistan. Everyone loved them and we all truly appreciate all of the time you’ve devoted to those of us overseas through your program. It’s bright, intelligent young people like you that are the future of the country and you’re doing great things!

Capt. Justin M Brockhoff, USAF
Sergeant Andrew Hoverson, USMC

Thank you so much for the cookies! I had just returned to base from 2 weeks of continuous operations and saw that I had received a package…Needless to say, even though we hadn’t showered for 2 weeks and had been sleeping in the mud, the rest of my Marines and I took some time to devour those cookies before we got cleaned up. Thank you so much for your support. It really feels good knowing that there are people back home like you!

Sergeant Andrew Hoverson, USMC
Monra Blake, Fiancée of Service Member

The girls advertised on Military groups to nominate a Deployed Military member to receive cookies. My partner was one of the lucky ones to be chosen. He received his cookies within 3 weeks and loved them! They made someone smile an extra smile in a harsh environment. Thank you so much. You are an inspiration to us all.

Monra BlakeFiancée of Service Member
Captain Melanie Morin, USMC

I wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful batch of cookies I received and the popcorn! It was my favorite kind – oatmeal chocolate chip. I think you girls are so thoughtful and wonderful for doing what you do. I was able to pass the love forward to 4 more soldiers… I ate some, then I bagged up the rest and handed them out. Everyone was so pleasantly surprised. Again, thanks so much and keep up the hard work. We really appreciate it!

Captain Melanie Morin, USMC
SPC McKinzie Baker

The cookies taste fresh baked, just like Mom’s! People came running when I opened the box, they smelled so good!

SPC McKinzie Baker
LTC Allysa Kropp

I can’t tell you how surprised and pleased I was to receive your package of “test” cookies, and read your note with the description of your thoughtful mission to support Moms and Kids, AND service members overseas. How wonderful. Many thanks for what you are doing. I think it is a wonderful idea. We all very much appreciate your support and kindness. Just reading your letter makes home feel much closer, and makes the long days here away from family much easier.

LTC Allysa KroppChiefITAM-Army Operations