Back in September, at BlogHer Food ’09, I had the distinct pleasure of moderating a panel featuring three bloggers—Pim of Chez Pim, Val of More Than Burnt Toast, and Lydia Walshin of The Perfect Pantry—who talked about how they’re saving the world through their food blogs. The panel was Lydia’s idea, and she used the opportunity to talk about Drop In & Decorate®, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization she founded to help bring happiness to people in difficult circumstances through this simple program.
The idea behind Drop In & Decorate is this: bake some cookies; gather a group of family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers to decorate the cookies together; and then donate the cookies to a nonprofit agency serving basic human needs in your own community. This program has already touched lives all over the United States and Canada, and before the end of this year, the ten thousandth cookie will be decorated and donated.
If you’d like to host your own Drop In & Decorate event, Pillsbury and Wilton would like to help. Pillsbury has donated 50 VIP coupons, worth $3.00 each, off any Pillsbury product—including sugar cookie mix, icing and flour—to be distributed, first come, first served, while supply lasts, to anyone who plans to host a Drop In & Decorate event (max. 5 coupons per person). And Drop In & Decorate will include a Comfort Grip cookie cutter, donated by Wilton, while their supply lasts.
Write to lydia AT ninecooks DOT com for more info on how to get your free coupons and cookie cutters. And if you need help getting started, visit the Drop In & Decorate website for a free guide with all the information you’ll need to host your party.