LENOX Non-Profit of the Month: Bake Me Home
Cincinnati twin sisters Emma and Amy Bushman founded Bake Me Home in 2008 to encourage shared family experiences for those transitioning from homelessness into homes of their own. With the support of thousands of community volunteers, the girls have expanded in order to serve families using food pantries, transitional living and foster care services, pediatric cancer survivors, and our military.
Bake Me Home's Tote Bag Program has provided homemade cookie mix, baking supplies, and Kroger gift cards to nearly 5,000 Ohio families in crisis. Their Bake Me Back Home Program has shared more than 30,000 cookies with troops overseas and local veterans, including those participating in Honor Flights to Washington, DC. The girls founded their non-profit organization as 7-year-olds after years of requesting items for a local homeless shelter in lieu of birthday gifts.
Amy and Emma welcome hundreds of volunteers per year into their Mt. Washington facility and believe that there is a job for every age and every ability level. Learn more about Bake Me Home, and how they are determined to make the world a better place, one cookie at a time!
Visit their website: www.bakemehome.org
Watch a one minute video about their programming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=agYhzHev7NE