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November 08, 2009
Lydia Walshin of The Perfect Pantry is a woman with lots of good ideas and so many of them do lots of good, like her brainchild, Drop In & Decorate, which is now in its eighth year.
The program is brilliant and fun: Bake a bunch of cookies, invite your friends to come decorate them with you and then donate the cookies to a nonprofit group in your community. As Lydia says, "It's a simple idea in a complicated world and something anyone can do."
This year, Pillsbury is donating 50 VIP coupons, worth $3.00 each off any Pillsbury product to be distributed (first come, first served while supply lasts) to anyone who plans to host a Drop In & Decorate event. And Lydia says she'll include a Comfort Grip cookie cutter, donated by Wilton, to people who plan to host cookies-for-donation events.
Contact Lydia ( email@example.com ) for information on free coupons and cookie cutters.
Visit The Perfect Pantry to find out more about Lydia and all that she does.
Go to the Drop In & Decorate site to download a free guide to hosting your own party.
And, most important: Have fun!
, Drop In & Decorate
, Lydia Walshin
, The Perfect Pantry
| November 8, 2009 11:45 AM
Dorie, merci beaucoup for helping to spread the cookie love. I am grateful beyond measure for the support of so many food writers and bloggers.
| November 8, 2009 10:38 PM
This looks like a wondeful way to spread joy! I also want to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. It truly made my day. Thank you for your kind words. I love trying all your recipes and being a part of TWD. I have delevoped new skills and learned so much, and for that I am forever grateful to you!
| November 9, 2009 7:50 AM
What a wonderful idea this is - it inspires me to look out for or even create a similar scheme here in London. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog - what a wonderful surprise it was on a cold and blustery November morning. The gingerbread was loved by all (and vanished quicker than fireworks in the night sky) and I'm sure it will become a holiday tradition in our house.
Julia @ MÃ©langer
| November 12, 2009 4:08 PM
Dorie, this is such a wonderful idea that you have shared!
Often things get so busy, as you say, and it's nice to remind yourself of what's important.
I love doing activities that 'feed the soul' and this certainly would do exactly that.
I now am quickly thinking how I could do something myself for local non-profits here in Brisbane!!
| November 12, 2009 8:37 PM
I just had a Drop In party for my birthday â€“ we did over 250 cookies for a local food pantry.
This will be my 4th year doing a Drop In at work. Staff and clients in a brain injury rehab. program love it. Last year we had extra cookies after our planned donation, so I took them to Curves and sold them, then donated the money to a local food pantry.
| November 17, 2009 10:45 AM
What a fantastic idea. It is great to hear of organistaions being socially conscious & working for the greater good of the community - keep up the good work Lydia.
Victoria Hassett, Jom Makan
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