COOKIES FOR KIDS CANCER

Rating: 5 stars   92 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 31 Hoffmans Crossing Rd Larry S Witt Califon NJ 07830 USA

Mission: Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a national 501(c)3 non-profit, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting grassroots bake sales and other fundraising events.
Results: Since 2008, Cookies for Kids' Cancer has funded over 4 dozen childhood cancer research grants; resulting in nine promising new treatments now in clinical trial, available to children today. In just six short years, supporters have held more than 5,500 events in all 50 states and 16 countries worldwide.
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an incredible organization that enables everyone - from kids to adults - to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. It creates awareness in such a simple way -- a good old fashioned bake sale. Everyone has fun, and feels great about the difference they are making - whether they are baking cookies, selling cookies, or spreading the news about the organization. The concept is so contagious that it often inspires others who see it to want to do the same in their own environment. The founders of CFKC suffered the ultimate loss and now their organization inspires people all over the world to make a difference.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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With the simple concept of holding a bake sale, Gretchen has put pediatric cancer on the map and has helped thousands of families and children battling this horrible disease. This organization is near and dear to my heart because they were there for me when my daughter was first diagnosed. I've personally had the chance to meet with Gretchen and she is an amazing woman. I will make it a personal mission to help raise funds for childhood cancer research and awareness through Cookies for Kids' Cancer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

Incredible organization based off of a simple idea: bake sales. Cookies For Kids' Cancer helps fund research for new treatments that will hopefully make the diagnosis of pediatric cancer not seem so scary one day. This organization was founded by loving parents and grows through the love and support of volunteers around the country. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer, and everyone can bake or buy cookies. Cookies For Kids' Cancer makes it easy to get involved, engage your community and make a difference for the most worthy of causes. My group of friends hosted an event last April called, 'The Queen City's Mom Prom,' and together we raised $20,000. We honored mothers currently living the nightmare of pediatric cancer as our Prom Queens and we hope to raise even more this April.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

Cookies for kids' cancer is a wonderful organization it helps others kids/families and people like me get involed and its made so easy cause I myself was very new to it and i wasnt sure how to get things going and there site helps you every step of the way and its so helpful and makes things so easy also i loved it, and its not just the cookies for kids' cancer web page but the emails and letters also its so great and they make you feel like such a major part of the team i was a pain asking lots and so fast i would get an email back letting me know and them answering everything i am so blessed for people like this who help fight and let us raise money to fight this together :) i myself dont have any kids with cancer or know any kid with it but with their stories and such fight they have who wouldnt want to help them find a cure

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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1 person found this review helpful

An amazing charity! Provides money to help find cures for pediatric cancers. We hosted a dozen bake sales locally and know it is money that will help find life-saving treatments.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

Not everyone has cancer, but it is almost certain that everyone, at some point in their life, will be affected or will know someone that has cancer. Cookies for Kids Cancer is an organization that makes it so easy to give back! If you can’t bake cookies, you can help package cookies .if you can’t bake or package, you can sell cookies. If you can’t do any of the above you can buy and eat cookies! Planning and prepping for bake sales is easy and fun and can be done by people of all ages.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes!

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1 person found this review helpful

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is an awesome organization! I had the opportunity to co-host a large bake sale in South Alabama last month. A bake sale is a simple event to put together, and CFKC also allows the volunteers hosting bake sales to add to or change the event if they so feel. For instance our Bake Sale included a silent auction, live music, autograph signing (AJ McCarron w/ UA), a baseball tournament, and a bounce house. The ladies with CFKC were there to answer questions and/or to give suggestions along the way. Our event raised over $10,000.00.
Our CFKC Bake Sale was so successful that we have decided to make this an annual event.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In my day to day life. I do not have a child fighting Cancer, but I can bake a cookie so that maybe one day no child has to lose their battle.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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My daughter, diagnosed at a young age with cancer, and cancer free since then, inspired me to want to do something to give back. I wanted to do something to make a difference. I started doing research, and learned of Cookies for Kids Cancer! I loved the story and the inspiration of CFKC....and what a great, realistic way to raise money for an incredible necessary cause. Early 2010, when I was organizing my first bake sale, they were so helpful and supportive and supplied the necessary advice and supplies for a successful bake sale. My first bake sale fundraiser was last year, and raised over $3,000! I completed my second one in May, in honor of Liam, and raised over $1600! I feel so great being part of an organization that helps get family, friends, children and neighbors, businesses, involved that want to give back as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. A couple are 1) Inspiration for my children and family to make a difference with not much effort . 2) Feeling fulfilled that I did something for children still fighting.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have a couple of extra contact individuals to be able to work a little of the time spreading the word about Cookies for Kids Cancer.. Other than that, very well organized and just LOVE them.

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Cookies for Kid's Cancer is an AMAZING organization, founded by two AMAZING parents out of their love for their son, Liam. When Liam was diagnosed with cancer at 2 1/2 years old, they realized how underfunded pediatric cancer research is and vowed to make a change. They created a way for anyone to help raise money for children's cancer research. Moms, dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents, teachers, neighbors.... WHOEVER you are....you can help. Hold a bake sale, the web site walks you through it and the support from the organization along the way is outstanding. Buy some cookies for yourself, or send some to a friend.... it is so easy! I will continue to support this organization for the rest of my life, but hope that I see the day that it is no longer necessary. Until then, I will keep raising money to honor Liam who unfortunately lost his battle at the age of 6 1/2, and to help all of the other children out there still in the fight. They NEED us!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing where grants from CFKC are going. It feels so good to see that the money raised IS actually going to pediatric cancer research.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase numbers of followers/supporters.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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1 person found this review helpful

This was the most amazing organization I have ever done anything for or with. The people were all wonderful and the out pouring of love and wanting to be involved was a terrific thing to see. What a simple concept with such a tremendous impact for so many children and their families. The fact that it all started with a Mom who was dealing with the horrible sadness of trying to save her child and that she thought of cookies as a way to get the word out.. fabulous. I enjoyed doing the bake sale that we did and I really love being a part of this family now and forever. I am in for the duration until we can cure cancer in children! Thanks Gretchen and Rachel for getting us all involved.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing what a bunch of people can do when they pull together for a common cause and believe in it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish that the borg. was not necessary so we would have a cure for these diseases. I would also try to enlist other huge corp. to inspire them to make something that would sell and be directly given to this cause.. which I am sure they are already doing.

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