Quick Background - Who Needs the Help?
My best friend in high school moved into her first house in Rockaway, NY with her new husband and their small child not too long ago. I knew they were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, but sadly I'm out of touch now that I live way up in NH, and didn't know the extent of the damage until recently.
I found out that they've poured TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS into cleaning the house. Walls torn down. Mold scrubbed away. Almost everything they had bagged up & thrown away.
They signed a contract worth tens of thousands more to have a contractor restore their home ... and then were told by an engineer that the house is probably going to have to be knocked down - too much damage and mold to repair.
Insurance companies are fighting with them. Life is a daily uphill battle trying to get back to some kind of normalcy.
The ever-increasing insane amount of debt looms large over their heads. How can a young family get out of that kind of hole?
Okay, so they need money - but cookies ...?
Of course I want to help my friend. But I don't have cash just laying around. And I'm useless with any kind of construction assistance.
But, I can bake a darn good cookie.
I've made these enormous cookies for a local fundraiser the past few years, and each time these cookies have raised about $1000 - and that's just with local kids selling them door-to-door. I'm hoping by selling them through Indiegogo I can reach a ton of compassionate, cookie-loving people to raise enough money to make a real impact for her!!
I've set a modest goal that I hope will help her pay some bills ... but, with your help, I really want to smash that goal and help make a real impact for this wonderful family!! Let's help them rebuild their lives with as little debt as possible!
COOKIES!! It's a Win-Win-Win!!
Baking is my passion. These cookies are awesome! So this should be an easy win for everyone involved:
- You get to enjoy delicious cookies. (Yay!)
- I get to bake. (Yay!)
- My friend's financial burden that was caused by Hurricane Sandy is (at least partially) lifted. (Woo hoo!!)
How Can You Help
- Decide which cookies you want & donate that amount.
- Spread the word! Share this campaign with every kind-hearted chocolate-loving person you know to help raise as much money as possible for my friend! :)
Which Cookie Will You Choose?