Many of you may have noticed the cute ‘Drop In & Decorate’ button over on the left hand column of this blog and I thought this would be a great time to tell you more about it. I met food writer Lydia Walshin of The Perfect Pantry back in July at BlogHer and let me tell you, meeting her and the other food bloggers was definitely one the highlights of the conference for me (I have to share the details with you!). What you may not know is that she is the founder of Drop In & Decorate.
Drop In & Decorate is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in Rhode Island. The idea is simple: bake some cookies; gather a group of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, your worship group or book group to decorate the cookies together; donate the cookies to a nonprofit agency serving basic human needs in your own community. It’s a simple idea but can make a big impact as we know that cookies make people smile and feel happy. I am organizing events with both a local school and the local Moms Club.
Also, do not think that you need to be a baker as Lydia will tell you that she is baking-challenged so anyone can do this. You can find a free guide with everything you need to know to host your own party.
In addition, to help host your own Drop In & Decorate® event, Pillsbury and Wilton would like to help: Pillsbury has donated 50 VIP coupons, worth $3.00 each, off any Pillsbury product — including sugar cookie mix and icing — to be distributed, first come, first served, while supply lasts, to anyone who plans to host a Drop In & Decorate event (max. 5 coupons per person). And we’ll include a Comfort Grip cookie cutter, donated by Wilton, to people who plan to host cookies-for-donation events.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on how to get your free coupons, cookie cutters or any additional questions.