NOTE: The raffle for this fundraiser has been held, and thank you to all of you who've contributed! I welcome further donations for this great cause, but be aware that the cookie winners have been picked! Thank you.
Ever since I started decorating cookies, I've been in love with this community of bakers who so often will do so much to support causes and people in need with their cookies! And since I am just a hobby baker, but I love a challenge, I love to give away my cookies, or use them to support causes too! Thinking about wanting to offer up cookies for good, I was a bit overwhelmed with the number of causes and people in need right now. But it occured to me that one thing these all have in common is that they are so stressful, physically, emotionally and mentally. It is of course super stressful and painful for each person in involved in the devastation in Puerto Rico, Houston, Florida, California, all the way to Somalia and Myanmar. And for me here in my rural area, running my business and decorating cookies, it's hard to know what to do and where to turn to help. The whole world feels under stress, and I know it has had its toll on my mental health, because I struggle with depression and anxiety. And many cookiers and friends of mine do as well. Do you struggle with mental illness or know someone who does? It touches so many, and I hope that by supporting NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, I am supporting those who feel like they are starting to crumble, in areas of devastation and beyond.
If you care to support this campaign, I've got a great incentives for you!
For every $5 donation you make to this page, I will enter you in a chance to win cookies in a theme of your choice, delivered by Jan 30th, 2018.
For every $20 you donate, I will enter you for a chance to win an hour Skype cookie chat with me, covering whatever lesson or topic you choose! (Though I'm best suited to speak about creativity, cookie design and style, gingerbread, painting cookies or cookie puzzles and arrays!)
I look forward to cookie-ing with you in support of mental health for all (especially me LOL!)