Last year when I went to my very first Kids to Kids meeting, I started talking to a girl in the grade above me, Kate, who had never been to a Kids to Kids meeting before either. Somehow we started talking about our love for baking and we decided to start a bake club. By the end of the meeting, this idea had morphed into a bake sale fundraiser for Kids to Kids!  Last fall we had our first bakesale and it went so well that we decided to do it again this fall.

First, we sent emails to our entire school a week before the bakesale to gauge interest and get more people to help us bake. Kids signed up with their friends, and many asked faculty members if they could borrow their kitchen for a couple hours (Groton is a boarding school). On Friday Kate and I went to the grocery store and bought all the ingredients needed for the various groups to bake. We divided all the ingredients into plastic baggies and left them in my room for people to come pick up whenever they were ready to start baking.

That Sunday (the day before the bake sale), Kate and I spent the entire day baking at her house. We made cakes, cookies, fudge, penuche, caramel apples, and much more!  There were six other groups of kids baking in total. Each group baked things like brownies, cookies, cupcakes and rice krispie treats. On Monday we sold all these treats at lunch. We had so much food that it carried us through dinner as well. The entire event was really successful. In the end, we raised more than $600 for Kids to Kids!

*Lizzy is a member of the Kids to Kids Youth Advisory Board. Any Kids to Kids Member may submit a favorite project blog by contacting the Kids to Kids Program Coordinator at patrick@worldconnect-us.org.