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.
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.
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!
Your programs allow our children to create memories that are tangible – something they otherwise would not be able to do on a regular basis.
“I’m going through a divorce and my kids and I have been struggling. We received this at a food pantry, thank you so much. It was just what we needed to do together, bake. Thank you, Emma and Amy.”
“I want to thank you- after I broke my back we never have money to buy extra stuff like cookies to make together and we had a blast!!! Thank you! Plus they tasted great!!!”
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!
Kaleb, Cayden and Amanda
“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!”
Tote Bag recipient
Bake Me Back Home
“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.”
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.
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.
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.