Thursday, April 22, 2010

Homemade from the Heart

Rob and Sheila here.

We want to introduce you to two inspiring local girls. Emma and Amy Bushman are third graders who founded Bake Me Home. It's more than a charity. It started as a way to show a little bit of support for domestic violence victims.

When victims leave shelters to set up their own homes, they're often given care packages of household items. Two years ago Emma and Amy started adding fixings for their delicious chocolate chip cookies to those care packages, and since then they've donated sweet treats to nearly 250 families, and they've recruited about 100 volunteers, who help them fill their cookie jars.

Now the girls have been inspired to expand their efforts. When a friend sent some of their cookies to American service members in Iraq, Bake Me Back Home was born. For a $30 donation, Amy and Emma will bake their famous cookies, and send them overseas. Amy says it's the least they can do for the men and women who are giving so much for our country.

The girls are asking for your help this weekend at a fundraiser at the Coldstream Country Club in Anderson Township. It's Saturday from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. at 400 Asbury Road.
You can find out more about Amy and Emma's efforts at

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