Africa Cookies for a Cause

Some of our best cookie ideas come from our customers. Last summer, I received a call from a woman who was planning her wedding and wanted to include something that would honor the couple’s heritage. She explained that they were both from Ghana and asked if we could make cookies shaped like Africa. We designed these beautiful, elegant cookies, which they used as part of a dessert table. They chose to support the Mmofra Trom Bead Project, which raises funds to cover education costs for vulnerable Ghanaian children.

Regardless of which cookies you order from Baking for Good, you can choose to support one of several organizations that are doing important work in Africa. Here are just a few:

Aid for AfricaAid for Africa works with its partners on the ground in Africa to find solutions to the education, health, development, and wildlife challenges facing the region. Whether distributing books to school children, introducing medical strategies to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS, supporting small businesses for women, or finding new approaches to protect endangered elephants and lions, Aid for Africa is working to build a better future for Africa’s children, families, and communities.

Children of Uganda - The mission of Children of Uganda is to support and empower hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda to lead successful and productive lives. The vision of Children of Uganda is that all children in Uganda receive an education to become healthy, productive members of their community who assume leadership roles and positively impact Ugandan society.

Action Against HungerIntervening in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing families with sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger. Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without hunger for 30 years, assisting nearly 5 million people a year. Action Against Hunger is currently at the forefront of efforts in the Horn of Africa, where drought and famine are threatening millions of people.

She’s the FirstShe’s the First promotes the importance of educating girls, especially in the developing world. Many of the schools to which they send girls are located in Africa, including Village Schools International in Tanzania, where Baking for Good donations have now sent two girls. She’s the First encourages women to unlock the power of their social networks and creatively fundraise for sponsorships (they’ve recently proven that “a little sugar goes a long way” with their tie-dye cupcake campaign), giving underprivileged girls the means to break barriers. Most will be the first in their family to graduate.

Next time you’re shopping for a gift at Baking for Good, I hope you’ll consider supporting one of these great organizations!

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5 Responses to Africa Cookies for a Cause

  1. Food for Thought raffled these cookies off at the Walk for Plumpy’nut too and they were one of the biggest hits of the walk! They were devoured in no time flat :) Plus, these organizations are as sweet as these wonderful cookies!

  2. Danielle Sanders says:

    Thank you for posting this!! I love hearing about different causes and organizations, so this is great!

    ~Danielle
    http://www.cause-blog.com

    • Emily Dubner says:

      Hi Danielle,
      Thanks for your comment! I visited your site and love how you feature so many different causes.

      I saw that you recently did a post about gifts that give back and wondered if you would consider posting about Baking for Good (http://bakingforgood.com). I’d love for you to check out our website!

      Best,
      Emily

  3. Danielle Sanders says:

    Emily,

    Thanks for checking it out! I’ve added you to the post! Love the idea!!

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