Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in Miscellaneous | 1 comment

Tis the season of giving, good cheer, and…fundraising!

Have you been spotting Santas ringing bells on street corners lately? Well, don’t worry, we can’t seem to find our Santa outfit anywhere. Instead of ringing and a-jingling, S.S.Munchies will be bringing you a variety of goodies through the months of December and January. From assorted cookies and cakes to the simplicity of jams and chocolate lollipops, everything will be (and is!) completely 100% homemade. No fear of ingesting strange additives and chemicals that you can’t pronounce!

We’re hoping to raise $1,000, but since it’s just the two of us, we’re taking baby-steps and hoping to achieve mini-goals as we go. All proceeds will be split between Save the Children and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

Save the Children

…is most likely a charity that you’ve already heard of. The Save the Children Fund is an international organization that promotes children’s rights. They help provide relief  and help support children in developing countries. They offer several ways to donate, and if you’d like, you can even sponsor a child for just $28 a month!

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

…is a relatively new 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2008 for pediatric cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for pediatric cancer.  There are several ways to give and you can even purchase cookies (and other products) to give away or share with others. But more importantly is getting the name out, so “Be a Good Cookie” and spread the word!

So what are you doing exactly?

Since we’d like to keep this post short and sweet, we won’t attempt to bribe bombard you with any delectable  photos of baked goods. We’ll simply whet your appetite and let your imaginations do the work!

During the months of December 2012 to January 2013, we’ll be offering 100% homemade goodies. What kind of goodies? Almond bark cookies, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate lollipops (including the pretzel variety), and matcha shortbread cookies are just a few!…That we’ve already shared with you before anyhow. As for the rest…well, you’ll just have to wait and see.

Hate being kept in the dark? Don’t worry, we’ll be posting up recipes of everything we make for the fundraiser so look forward to it! Yea, yea, about time we got around to sharing. I know. -attempts to look shamefaced-

All baked goods, like the few examples we just listed, can be yummy in your tummy for just $1 ~ $3 each.  Again, all of our goodies are 100% homemade with natural (and organic when we can get it) ingredients. 

From left to right:
Arugula Pesto, Apple Butter,
Mixed Berry Jam, Strawberry Jam

We are also giving away a limited amount of homemade pesto, jams, and fruit butters for $3 (2 oz jar) and $5 (4 oz jar). These jars may sound teeny, but you’d be surprised how much can fit inside and how much enjoyment they’ll bring to your tastebuds!

But how do we donate?

Jas and I will be toting our goods around with us and baking when we’re not! So just give us a poke when you see us. (FYI: Jas won’t actually be home to participate until the middle of December, so you’ll all have to content yourselves with poking me in the meantime.) 

If you’d simply like to donate, check out our shiny new ‘Donate’ buttons in the sidebar! We’ll be pooling all of the proceeds together and splitting it evenly between both organizations, but if you’d like to donate to one specifically we’ll keep it in mind and make sure your money goes to your preferred charity. 

There’s the option of donating directly through the official sites as well. If you do, please let us know! It won’t be added to the total of what we manage to raise, but it’s always nice to hear and knowing will keep us going strong.

If you’re not in the NYC area, we’d still love to send you stuff. Just let us know via email (ssmunchies@gmail.com). However, please be ready to pay a little extra for shipping and packaging. 

Is there any other way to help out?

Yes! Always. 

If you’d like to help bake, we’re desperate happy for the help! Just get in touch with us at ssmunchies@gmail.com to coordinate. But, if you’re not so savvy in the kitchen and can’t spare the cash despite wanting to, there are plenty of creative ways to give. Run a marathon, join a walk, help out at an event, or simply pass the message along…better yet, share this post with your friends and family!

Update:  Come look for us at the Long Island Winter Farmer’s Market on January 6, 2013 (from 10 am – 2 pm) at:

155 Lowndes Ave.
Huntington Station, NY 11746

Start the new year off by helping to contribute to a great cause! We’ll be selling matcha shortbread cookies, matcha langues de chat, a super simple variation of our tasty savory palmiersalmond biscotti, carrot oatmeal surprise cookies, pecan thumbprint cookies, and chocolate lollipops!

~ AJ ~

One Comment

  1. Dec-2-2012

    Yay! free reign to poke you whenever I want >:3

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