Cause: to impact people’e lives with a simple act of kindness
Started in November 2012 by two fifth grade New Jersey girls, Emma & Nina, owners of “Two Girls and Their Cupcakes”, who wanted to use their love of baking cupcakes to support Hurricane Sandy victims and relief workers.. The purpose of Operation Cupcake is to make a difference and impact people’s lives with a simple act of kindness. “Sprinkle a little. Share a lot.”On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey. We soon learned that several hundred people were relocated to a Red Cross Shelter five miles from our homes.Emma & Nina thought it would be nice to make cupcakes for the people in the shelter. The first delivery was 400 Cupcakes. Before they had sprinkled the last cupcake, they had another order for 500 cupcakes for the troops deployed to the barrier islands. Operation Cupcake was born.In the months to follow, Operation Cupcake continued to deliver cupcakes to emergency workers, utility workers, the troops, the residents trying to rebuild and the local food pantry’s and churches. As they gained more support they were able to not only bake cupcakes but to fundraise and to start donating items to the residents. To date, Operation Cupcake has donated over 17,000 Cupcakes!!!!!In November 2013, Operation Cupcake partnered up with Hometown Heroes becoming a Non-Profit Organization. Follow us on Facebook:
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This is Sophie Palmer age 8 running the Operation Smile Final Mile for the second year in a row. She trains by completing 25.2 miles, finishing strong with a 1mile race completed in Virginia Beach. Teams are normally comprised entire school church groups running club but Sophie runs all by herself. Soph was recently featured in a blog on the Autism Speaks website. Soph's autism makes this event even harder to complete but she asks to do it year after year for the as she says, "kids who have it worse than her." Love this kid!
Christmas for Canines
Savannah Masker organized a pet food and pet supply drive to benefit Atlantic County Canines of NJ, a local, non-profit organization that rescues animals from local shelters, and finds them a forever home. Many animals are on the euthanasia list. She contacted several local businesses, and asked them to house collection bins to collect the donated items from the community. She also set up a table at the Dickens of a Holiday event at in Mays Landing, where she had a donation collection bin, a wish tree with items needed for the rescue group, and a monetary donation collection bin. Displayed on her table was a photo book with all the available animals, as well as contact info for the organization and handouts for holiday pet safety. Those who donated were sent home with a small plush Christmas Canine. Furry friends who visited the table were given a treat. Atlantic County Canine volunteers were so excited, that several of them showed up to support her, and even brought out one of the dogs they had for adoption. Consequently, he was adopted right before the holiday, as a result. Bins were set up at Riordan's Grooming and Canine Boutique in Mays Landing, Best Little Hair House in Jersey, also in Mays Landing, Diamond Furniture in Egg Harbor Twp and Turnersville, and Paw Dazzle in Smithville. Though she was nervous, all the bins came back to her with donated items...some over filled. She also collected several hundred dollars. The rescue group had some specific requests for food due to some animals medical needs, and not wanting to change up their food....any food that was donated that they could not use, Savannah is using to set up a pet pantry. There were only a few items, but she hopes to keep collecting and stock a full pantry because she knows there is a need in our community. She plans to contact our local church food pantry, and several shelters to put the word out. She is also currently planning to set up a table during the summer to continue to support this group. She also will be volunteering with them at some of their events and at their location. Savannah wanted to do a community service project to benefit animals, because they have always been a large part of her life (we have goats, chickens, rabbits,dogs, cats and fish!) and she hopes to one day be a veterinarian. She knows that there needs to be an awareness that so many animals need homes and many are euthanized simply because shelters are too full to keep them. She wants to promote responsible pet ownership, and being committed to giving your animal that forever home. Follow on Facebook:
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