The Bake Me Home Tote Bag Program is truly valued by the YWCA Transitional Living Program! It provides an opportunity for our clients and their children to bond as a family as they leave our program and settle in to their new permanent home.
Bake Me Home’s contributions help to bring new hope to the women and children we serve once they leave our shelter.
The ‘cookie girls at Bake Me Home’ have amazed and delighted us at Inter Parish Ministry. Their enthusiasm and generosity have enabled us to share their special tote bags with people whose lives need a boost when they come to our Choice Food Pantry. Their ministry has blessed ours . . .and the cookies are REALLY good!
On Saturday, we held a Toy Store for some of our families, who have jobs (although are “underemployed”), to purchase new toys at greatly discounted prices. The “Bake Me Home” girls (8 year old twin girls and their mom) brought an extra touch of joy with their tote bags filled with all of the ingredients and supplies to make homemade cookies—and even the toothbrushes and toothpaste for after eating the cookies!
I was made aware of their nonprofit organization on a Wednesday at an event mom, Alison, and I attended. She was sure they could provide the tote bags for our Toy Store on Saturday, 3 days later—and with the help of 20 volunteers, they assembled 36 bags and delivered them to us. It was remarkable to see these little girls proudly carrying bag after bag and to realize what they accomplished on such short notice. The families who received the tote bags were thrilled!
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for your thoughtful gift- I have a child that loves to bake and this gift was like Christmas morning.”
THANK YOU My daughter is big into baking. When she looked inside that bag she was like a young child on Christmas morning. She had to examine each piece like she was planning something yummy.Thank you that meant a lot to us.
“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!!!”
Bake Me Back Home
Amy, Emma, Mom, and all of the Bake Me Home Volunteers,
My name is Greg and I’m currently deployed with the Air Force’s 492d Fighter Squadron. One of my buddies here reached out to y’all and we recently received several packages of your cookies (I’d say about the 12th of June). They reached us in good condition, but unfortunately I have no photos to attach as they were gone about as soon as we opened them up! I’ll try my best to actually get a good photo if we get anymore from you. They were absolutely delicious, everyone was asking whose grandmother had been nice enough to send us all those homemade cookies! So from everyone here in the 492d ‘Madhatter’ family, I just wanted to extend a huge thanks to you guys. After long days of flying, those cookies helped keep everyone in good spirits by giving us a little taste of home.
You guys rock, and I hope you’re all doing well. Thank you again for doing what you’re doing!!
Thank you both so very much for all you do! The cookies were phenomenal! The cookies were a boost to our morale beyond belief. On behalf of everyone in HSM-72.1 “The Bad Omens” we are eternally grateful:)
“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.