“Our children often will receive a tote bag from our CASA volunteer when they are newly placed in a foster or kinship home. This is an amazing way for the child to bond in their new situation and with the adult who is caring for them. Our children have been through such trauma, to enjoy cooking, in a safe home, can create the trust and positive experiences that we encourage and work for.”

Faith Promise of Butler County

“Our families love the extra kitchen supplies that come with the bag and it makes them so happy to be able to make a fresh batch of cookies when they move into their new unit.”


“The Bake Me Home Tote Bags are a beautiful, family-building gift to the families that leave our shelter. The children are always so excited at the prospect of baking with mom once they reach their new home. One semblance of normalcy in the midst of upheaval and uncertainty.”

SEM Food Pantry

“I received your generous donation of gift cards and the receipt is in the mail. I wish you could see how surprised and happy the recipients will be. God bless you all!”


Reach Out Lakota Bag Recipient

“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.”

Tote Bag Recipient

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.

Tote Bag Recipient

“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.”

Tote Bag Recipient

“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

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.

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.

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!

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!