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Monday, November 9, 2009

Drop In & Decorate

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 for more info on how to get your free coupons, cookie cutters or any additional questions.


Lydia said...

Jennifer, thanks so much for helping to spread the word about Drop In & Decorate. Wouldn't it be fun if one of your readers, or someone at your own event, decorated our 10,000th cookie?!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Awesome! Thanks for the heads up Jennifer!

Ted Chaloner said...

It's a wonderful project. I have participated in many Drop Ins and find it fun every time. I've also met great people and felt great about brightening up someone's life.

Lucia said...

I just had a Drop In party for my birthday – we did over 250 cookies for a local food pantry.

This will be my 4th year doing a Drop In at work. Staff and clients in a brain injury rehab. program love it. Last year we had extra cookies after our planned donation, so I took them to Curves and sold them, then donated the money to a local food pantry.

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