Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Love of Chocolate Event Honors Families of Deployed Soldiers

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

This past weekend, Bake Me A Wish! had the pleasure of honoring families of deployed service members at the “Love of Chocolate” party in North Dakota in coordination with our good friend, Shelle Michaels, National Communications Officer for Soldiers Angels. Shelle has been a great ally in our effort to show deployed service members that they are not forgotten by us at home through our Operation Birthday Cake Program. The event was also brought together with Colonel Michael and was attended by David Sprynczynatyk, Major General and Adjunct General of the North Dakota National Guard as well as Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley.

This year, Bake Me A Wish was able to bring some additional smiles to the Love of Chocolate event as Bake Me A Wish cakes were handed out to family members deployed soldiers. Take a quick look at those faces below – happy to have some chocolate and know that we’re working to support their family members overseas.

Read more about the event at KFYR-TV.

Or watch the video clip!

Great Cake Bake – Knoxville, TN

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Attention readers in the Knoxville, TN area! We just heard that the Knox county Public Library is holding the 2nd annual Great Cake Bake at the newly renovated Neyland Stadium this Saturday, 3/26 from noon to 5pm! The event will showcase the skills of cake decoraters from all levels – amateur to professional as well as a variety of children activities. Admission is only $5.00 and children under 10 are free.

Sounds like a great way to spend Saturday afternoon and it all goes to a good cause – the Imagination Library. This organization, started by Dolly Parton actually, helps promote literacy at the pre-school level by sending book to children in local communities. You can learn more by clicking their logo below.

We found a great photo of the some of the kind of cakes you’ll see at knoxnews.com from 2010.

Photo Credit: Chad Greene

Photo Credit: Chad Greene

You can find details for the Great Cake Bake over at Knoxville.com. We found this great photo Sarah Jones’ cake that won third place!  WHO WON FIRST?! :)

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A Reason To Celebrate in Iraq

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

I recently received one of your cakes for my birthday that a family friend ordered for me and wanted to send you a picture of our mini-celebration. The cake arrived in great condition and we devoured it that same day!

I’d also like to reciprocate by giving thanks to you and your company’s employees (along with Soldier’s Angels) for your dedicated service to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. You guys don’t have to do this for us yet you do and all of us out here really appreciate your efforts.

Keep baking those cakes and thanks again!

MSgt Rhea

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A Successful Birthday in Baghdad

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Thank you very much for what you do in support of the troops.  The cake is very good and a few of my friends got to enjoy it with me.   Thank you very much for everything.  I live in Baghdad at the Victory Base Complex so its not to fancy where we stay at but it is better than being in tents.

Cpl. Rodney J. Beebe

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Accolades from Afghanistan

Friday, September 11th, 2009

My wife surprised me with a birthday cake from your guys company out here in Afghanistan. I’m currently deployed out here in Camp Letherneck on a 1 year tour and she does little things like these that make my time out here faster and easier. Thank you for providing this service.

-SGT IBARRA

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Angela and Bake Me A Wish appear on Examiner.com

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Paula Deen, Debbi Fields…and now, Angela Logan.

These are the women who have turned bad situations into very lucrative ones with some sugar and flour. And in Angela’s case, it also saved her house.

Here’s the story: Angela Logan was facing foreclosure on her New Jersey home after a series of unfortunate events created the perfect storm for her to fall behind on her mortgage payments (storm damage, an unscrupulous contractor and the collapse of an agency that owed her thousands…and took it with them). But after draining her accounts and those of her son and boyfriend, she still couldn’t make the payments. So, she turned to an old family recipe for apple cake…and it saved the day.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE

Angela’s Story on CNN

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Find your talent and figure out how you can help yourself in this recession. GREAT video from CNN:

Home Sweet Home: How Angela Logan Saved Her House By Baking

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

POSTED: AUGUST 3, 2009
Wendy L. Wilson; courtesy of Essence.com

After a bad storm last December caused serious damage to her home in Teaneck, New Jersey, things for Angela Logan went from bad to worse. The contractor she hired ended up causing even more damage to her house, forcing Logan to pay $50,000 in repairs and leaving her house unfinished. The modeling agency that hired Logan went belly up without paying her several thousands of dollars for jobs she had already completed. That’s when her mortgage payments started to go downhill. Next thing the 55-year-old actress/model knew she was close to losing the house she has lived in for the last 20 years to foreclosure. That’s when she decided to set a goal and bake her way out of her financial problems. Logan was able to raise enough money to make her mortgage payments and may have even found a new calling through this experience. She spoke to ESSENCE.com about how she used her famous Mortgage Apple Cakes to save her from imminent foreclosure, who helped her get the word out and what she hopes other people will learn from her story.

ESSENCE.COM: How did you come up with the idea to sell cakes to help raise the money you needed?
ANGELA LOGAN: I met with a credit counselor who told me about a refinancing program called Making Homes Affordable. I signed up for it but it took at least three months to get a response from them. Once we did, they said, okay, now you have to make the first payment. This program was going to significantly decrease my mortgage but in order to get it I had to pay off all my bills and make three mortgage payments for the rest of the year. I had to find a way to get that money. So, I made a plan. I was going bake and sell 100 cakes at $40 per cake in 10 days.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE.