I'm just about ready to close up this fundraiser and I am blown away by the support from the community. I have already received messages asking to be notified the next time I host this event because they would like to be a part of it! 

Funds raised breakdown:
Online Donations, $225
Aquinas High School Free Dress Day, $228.45
Friday Bake Sale, $52
Saturday Bake Sale, $244
Checks, $205
That makes this total = $954.45....and my grandparents want to donate the rest to bring the total up to $1000!!!! and, it is being matched by Borimoli Rocco! which will make this fundraiser $2000, and it ALL goes to finding a cure and better treatments for childhood cancer! 

There are still two more days to make donations online by credit/debit or check. Please feel free to help us exceed our $1000 goal! http://cookiesforkidscancer.kintera.org/stephanieansell

I can't express my gratitude for all of the help I received along the way! My family (mom, sister, Isabella, Grams, Aunt Therese) came all the way from San Diego to help set up, made donations of baked goods, raffle prizes, and funds! My cousin Mo came out from Banning for the second year in a row! My fiance and daughter for putting up with my crazy non-stop talk about fundraising and baking for the last month! My friends that came out to support this cause that means sooo much to me! The girls at Kith and Kissui for making it possible to set up!!!! and of course making monetary donations too!!!!! Baked good donations from Sugar Me That and Tessie's Bakery!!! Raffle prizes from 31, Sun Bum, Dance Dimension Performing Arts Center, and Jamberry! I cannot thank all of you enough!!!! Maybe next year I can double my goal?! :D 

Yesterday we raised $52, and since today is Saturday and busy busy in Downtown Redlands hopefully we'll raise even more! 

Sugar Me That did an absolute beautiful job on the cookies that were donated, they even sparkle! 
In addition to these gorgeous cookies we will have pumpkin roll, banana bread, oatmeal cranberry white chocolate cookies, and peanut butter truffles! Plus soft, chewy delicious (Lily and I had to do a taste test...yummmy)  chocolate chip cookies donated by Tessie's Bakery in Yucaipa. And last but not least my lovely momma made a bunch of goodies to bring out (all the way from San Diego!) 
So, Today is the day. Come out eat some yummy treats, buy raffle tickets for great prizes (last year there were some seriously low entries), and support childhood cancer research. The total amount raised is $405 so far, I know it's a bit of a reach but if we raise $600 today with the match from Bormioli Rocco that will be increased to $2000 raised for Cookies For Kids' Cancer. Every $1 counts! Thanks again for everyone's help and support!!!! 
Oh my goodness! With Valentine's Day and the holiday weekend this event creeped up on me. Yesterday Sugar Me That confirmed a donation of 3 dozen cookies, and I know they are going to be awesome! She does the best work! Thank goodness for Facebook or I probably wouldn't have found her! There are a possible 2 dozen cookies coming from a new bakery in Yucaipa too! I'm so excited to have the extra help!

Today I will be baking my heart out and packaging the raffle prizes!!! I'm really hoping this year is as big of a hit as last year :) Last year it was all rainy and cold, so this year the weather is perfect please come out and support us!

You can find us Friday 2/21 and Saturday 2/22 from 11a-3p at Kissui Baby & Children. If I get a lot of people requesting we set up Sunday as well I will, but as of now it is just Friday and Saturday.

Kissui Baby & Children is located at 5 E Citrus Avenue Suite 102, Redlands, California 92373

Raffle prizes are starting to come in! We will have kids baskets this year too!!!! We cannot have too many raffle prizes, so if you have anything you'd love to donate to the raffle portion of the Cookies for Kids Cancer Bake Sale leave a comment here! Also, if there's anything you'd like to see in the raffle let me know so I can hunt it down :)

So far I have a dance gift certificate from Dance Dimensions in Grand Terrace, 1/2 sheet of Jamberry Nails, 3 kids baskets filled with coloring goodies and more, there is a Trust the Bum basket on its way as well, and I'm working on a couple jewelry sets and hand painted glasses to put together.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online at http://cookiesforkidscancer.kintera.org/stephanieansell each dollar donated will get you a raffle ticket.Some prizes are worth more than others so each prize will cost a different number of tickets to enter. For prizes worth less than $10 you will need 1 ticket to enter, $11-$20 you will need 5 tickets to enter, $21-$30 you will need 10 tickets to enter. If you have any questions I will be glad to answer! Just leave a comment here or email me, Stephanie, at ansell4387@gmail.com.

This morning I spent some time sending messages to local bakeries trying to get baked goods donated for the bake sale, hopefully there will be some great responses! I've already gotten responses from Sucree (who helped out last year....yummy!) and Cucamonga Cakery Co. If you are or know of any bakers that would like to help out please contact me, Stephanie, at ansell4387@gmail.com! 
The weekend of February 21st-23rd I will be hosting (with tons of help from family and friends) my 2nd Bake Sale and Raffle event at Kissui in Downtown Redlands. Last year I threw the event together in a couple weeks and still (with the help of a match from https://www.facebook.com/BormioliRoccoUsa was able to raise $1500+. This year I know a little more about what I am doing so I'm hoping to bump that up to $2500! I can't do it alone though, I need your help! I have a location, now I need helping hands to donate baked goods and packaging, get the word out to their own friends and family, and donate items for the raffle. Please let me know what you would like to do to help me raise funds for pediatric cancer research by emailing me, Stephanie, at ansell4387@gmail.com Thank you so much in advance for helping make this year even more amazing than last year!