Compassionate Cakes for the Community
--by Harriet, posted Jun 29, 2010
I entered the monthly Kindness contest, answering the question, "What would you do with $100 to help your community?" I said that I would buy 100 cake mixes and bake 100 cakes and deliver them to 100 different blocks in my community, encouraging the recipients to share their cakes with their neighbors! I wanted to deliver not only food for their bellies, but food for their souls! I wanted to show the love that I had for my community and encourage others to talk with or meet their neighbors! I named the idea, "Compassionate Cakes".
To my surprise, my idea was chosen and a $100 check was sent to me to do my project! Now, I had to get to work. I bought the cake mixes and made "tags" telling the recipients about the project and encouraging them to visit the website, www.helpothers.org. I added a "tag" to each cake delivered. I made yellow, white, strawberry, butter, chocolate, all different kinds of cakes! I got a map of my town and every time I delivered a cake, I put a sticky "star" on the map to show where I had delivered the cake. I kept a notebook with the names of the families where I delivered the cakes. I got my whole family in on the project, helping me deliver the cakes! I took pictures of the families receiving the cakes. The response is overwhelming! People are really amazed that you would take your time and bake a whole cake for them. It really is such a small and simple gift to me, but a huge gift of love to others. I am blessed beyond words for this website and the opportunity to be a giver of "Compassionate Cakes" for my community.