Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sweet Bean's Shop Swap

Hosting a swap has been in the back of my mind for awhile. After reading this post over at Design Mom, I had these questions:

  1. Why are cupcakes so awesome?

  2. Why not host a bake sale to support CancerCare for Kids?

  3. Why not do it virtually?

Why not, indeed?

We're having an online bake sale, people! It's going to benefit a great organization called CancerCare for Kids. What do they do? From their site:

"We offer practical support, education and advice to parents, and counseling to children and teens to help them understand cancer. Families who live near a CancerCare office may also participate in our We're Talking About It™ workshops that teach children and parents how to talk to each other about cancer. "

It's part of a larger organization, CancerCare, whose services families can also use. Oh, by the way, their services are FREE!

How will it work?

  1. Sign up to participate by August 5th. I ask that participants donate a minimum of $2.00 to the cause. That, plus the cost of ingredients and shipping should certainly be under $15.00. Not too shabby.

  2. Send me an e-mail (sweetbeansshop[at]gmail[dot]com) with your name and home address.

  3. I'll reply with my home address. Please send a check made out to CancerCare.

  4. I'll figure out who will swap with whom, and let you know by August 10th who your swap mate is.

  5. The "deadline" for sending in goodies and donations is August 24th.
Any questions? Send me an e-mail, or comment below.

P.S. Would someone please Stumble this post and post it on Kirtsy? The more participants, the more fun it will be. It would be great to send CancerCare a TON of money, wouldn't it? Thanks!

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femputer said...

Wonderful idea! Count me in. :D I may need some pointers on packaging cookies for the mail, though. ;)

Lauren said...

Me too...I don't think I've ever sent a care package!