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COOKIES FOR KIDS CANCER
September 19, 2014

I am a volunteer and donor along with my family and am proud to support this organization 100% in the fight against childhood cancer. This year my husband and I served on the benefit committee for the inaugural Chefs For Kids' Cancer event in NYC where nearly $1 Million was raised. Cookies For Kids' Cancer has a stellar Medical Advisory Board that seamlessly works together to identify areas of critical need for funding. This level of commitment is unparalleled. Their partner centers include: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Texas Children's Cancer Center. Since 2008 grassroots community fundraising as well as dedicated Corporate and in-kind donors have helped Cookies for Kids' Cancer fund 4 dozen childhood cancer research grants, leading to 9 promising new treatments now in clinical trial, available to children fighting cancer today. On a personal note I am endlessly grateful to this organization for providing a framework in which my children get to learn the value of giving back.

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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?

2014

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

COOKIES FOR KIDS CANCER
June 21, 2013

I am a volunteer and donor along with my family and am proud to support this organization 100% in the fight against childhood cancer. This year we held a campaign during Mother's Day where we baked 3300+ cookies and gave them out in acts of kindness to local hospitals, our local Ronald McDonald House, and to those who consistently do good for others in our NYC community (ie. firefighters and our local police precincts) - Our Team Cookies NYC giving page is still active on the Cookies For Kids' Cancer website and we are close to raising $100,000 in order to help fund a childhood cancer research trial. Thank you to those who share our vision & continue to donate!

Ways to make it better...

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

...help figure out a way to get even more big philanthropists to donate. This organization is so efficient in how they get funds to the kids who really need them. What a plus!

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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

COOKIES FOR KIDS CANCER
October 11, 2012

This year, our family and friends helped raise $50,000 in the fight against childhood cancer - we had a big bake sale in the Flatiron District of NYC - what a day that was! People from all over the world stopped by to help fight childhood cancer and many of NYC's top restaurants joined in the fight with donations of baked goods. It was truly a magical day! Cookies For Kids' Cancer is by far one of the leaders to come out in the fight against pediatric cancer. They have a top tier medical advisory board and allow you to direct funds towards specific pediatric cancers or you can allow the board to make the call. Their concept of bake sales as a way to raise funds is a great forum for families to get involved together and for children to know they are making a difference for other children by being involved in this family fun activity.

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

seeing the faces of families facing childhood cancer who stopped by our bake sale. They were so grateful knowing the proceeds were going directly to fund safer and more effective therapies for children battling cancer.

Ways to make it better...

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

wish that a committed philanthropist with A LOT of money would donate to help spread awareness about childhood cancer and the need for better therapies and make a giant media splash in doing so. Childhood cancer is so underfunded.

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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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

nothing

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It changed my life forever knowing that something can be done to combat childhood cancer. That you can take an action as simple as a bake sale and make it so much more for a great cause!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This volunteer experience make me feel full of gratitude and beyond hopeful that this world will be a better place for my kids to grow up in.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & We held a bake sale in NYC sponsored by many of NYC's top restaurants and raised $50,000!.

COOKIES FOR KIDS CANCER
April 5, 2011

This organization is by far one of the leaders to come out in the fight against pediatric cancer. They have a top tier medical advisory board and allow you to direct funds towards specific pediatric cancers or you can allow the board to make the call. Their concept of bake sales as a way to raise funds is a great forum for families to get involved together and for children to know they are making a difference for other children by being involved in this family fun activity.

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

...hearing feedback from parents who have children with cancer. They appreciate this organization so much!

Ways to make it better...

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

...quit my job in a utopian world and focus my energies full time to sharing their message and raising funds.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Donor & I am a contributor to this organization and I also volunteer when I can. I am currently planning a bake sale in May because the GLAD company is matching all funds raised in this month.

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