Giveaway: Giving Back With Baking For Good — Though we both spent the holidays with our extended families, we were curious about what any quarter-lifers stuck in New York would up to this Thanksgiving. We thought the answer would be cooking with friends, in their small kitchens, perhaps with a budget-friendly bird like Cara’s boyfriend Alex’s Roast Chicken in the oven. But an overwhelming number of people we talked to were choosing to volunteer instead, and we think that’s pretty great.
Last year around Thanksgiving, we featured a post on Phoebe’s experience cooking at a shelter on the Upper West Side. Though the occasion didn’t actually coincide with a real holiday, we recognize that part of the spirit of Thanksgiving is giving back. And that’s what this giveaway is all about.
Though admittedly Thursday found us both soaking up much needed family time and sucking in way too many portions of stuffing this past Thursday, we do still want to express our thanks to you for sticking with us for these last few years. As it so happens, Thanksgiving also brings us near to the 2-year anniversary of BGSK.
We wanted to give back to you in the best way we know possible, with cookies. But in the true spirit of Thanksgiving, we are doing so by partnering again with our friends at Baking For Good. Emily Dubner has made a business out of baking and sending tins of treats for charity. In September 2009, she started Baking For Good, a gifting site for sweet treats that donates 15% of every purchase to a cause of the customer’s choosing.
Today, we are giving away a gift box of her delicious Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. The winner will not only get whoopie pies, though. Whoever wins will also get to pick the charity that Baking For Good will donate the 15% to. What’s more, we’ll be giving 50 cents for every comment placed below to the winner’s charity of choice from the BFG website.
To enter the Baking For Good
Giveaway That Gives Back, you must:
- Be a subscriber to our newsletter. (we’ll check!!)
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- Leave a comment below and tell us about a food-related community organization, charity, or nonprofit that’s important to you, OR something that you are thankful for this year.
- (Optional) Tweet about this contest @BGSK and receive an extra entry!
We’ll announce the randomly selected winner next week
From our kitchen, albeit small, to yours,
Cara & Phoebe, THE QUARTER-LIFE COOKS
Emily Dubner, Founder, Baking For Good
**Emily has also offered a $10 discount to BGSK readers valid until the end of 2010. Enter BGSK10 at checkout to receive this very sweet deal!**