Join the Great American Bake Sale -- enter to win a $20 Visa giftcard





I think bake sales are a wonderful rite of passage for any child. They build people skills, selling skills, and counting skills. They teach kids to handle money. They teach patience and the relationship between setting a goal and working to make it happen. They give a child confidence and a great feeling of accomplishment. And when the money goes towards a good cause, bake sales teach kids about helping others less fortunate than themselves. That's a reward even sweeter than the cookies they sell!



Over the years I've helped my kids organize a variety of bake sales. Some have been small, three-person stands to help them add some change to their piggy banks, others have been class-wide or community efforts that have raised hundreds of dollars for worthy causes. All have been lots of fun and great learning experiences, and it's something I encourage every parent to let their child try!

For a couple of years now I've been hearing about The Great American Bake Sale, a campaign that encourages Americans to help end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their communities. This year I was invited by C&H Sugar, one of the program's sponsors, to share some information about the program. Since I love bake sales and I think ending childhood hunger is an important issue, I am more than happy to do so.

Here's a brief description of the program:
For the third year in a row, C&H Sugar is the presenting sponsor for Share our Strength’s® Great American Bake Sale to help fight childhood hunger. Great American Bake Sale raises money to fight childhood hunger across the U.S. by encouraging individuals, families, organizations and schools to hold bake sales and donate the profits to help Share our Strength provide millions of meals and snacks to America’s children.

You can go to C&H Sugar's Bake Sale page for all the tools you need to host a bake sale, including location ideas, information on how to promote the sale, printable signs, pricing suggestions, and of course, yummy recipes. You can also go to the Share our Strength Great American Bake Sale site for more tips, ways to get involved, even a photo contest where you can show off your bake sale moxie!


Win a $20 Visa Gift Card
C&H Sugar invited me to host my own Great American Bake Sale, and even sweetened the offer by providing me with a $20 Visa Gift Card -- but our weekend calendars are full this month, so I'm giving it away! That's right, C&H Sugar is providing one lucky Bonggamom Finds reader with a $20 Visa gift card to help a winner host their own Great American Bake Sale.


Required Entry
Leave a comment on this post and tell me one thing you could do to help end childhood hunger in America.

Extra Entries
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following, (you can only do each extra entry once; please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):

1) Write this on the Share Our Strength Facebook page wall (leave a comment with your FB id):
I joined the C&H giveaway for a $20 Visa giftcard to help me host a Great American Bake Sale! Anyone can enter on Bonggamom Finds at http://ow.ly/1Hlst

2) Write this on the C&H Sugar Facebook page wall (leave a comment with your FB id):
I joined the C&H giveaway for a $20 Visa giftcard to help me host a Great American Bake Sale! Anyone can enter on Bonggamom Finds at http://ow.ly/1Hlst

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Help end childhood hunger, host a GreatAmericanBakesale! Win $20 GC from @candh_sugar @bonggafinds to get you started: http://ow.ly/1Hlst


The Rules
Maximum of 25 entries per person. This giveaway ends at midnight PST on May 20, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on May 21 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!



Disclosure: I did not receive a product sample or monetary compensation for this post. C&H Sugar provided the gift card that I am giving away on this post. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Chrissyb on May 24, 2010 at 2:04 PM said...

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bonggamom on May 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winner: #134, Betty C!

sohamolina on June 8, 2010 at 4:20 PM said...

I'd like to make it so that all restaurants would donate their left over food to homeless shelters and children's charities instead of throwing them out at the end of the night.

sohamolina on June 8, 2010 at 4:21 PM said...

FB liker on Shareourstrength and commented:

http://www.facebook.com/ShareOurStrength#!/ShareOurStrength?v=wall&story_fbid=399654102361&ref=mf

sohamolina on June 8, 2010 at 4:22 PM said...

commented o C&H FB wall:

http://www.facebook.com/CandHSugar?v=wall#!/posted.php?id=81470133283&share_id=131213930238763&comments=1#s131213930238763

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