Saturday, December 13, 2014

12 Days of Charity

I've decided to highlight 12 different charities each day until Christmas  - hence the 12 Days of Charity.   The first charity is one that is new to me.   This is the House of Hope which is a soup kitchen for the Community Hope Center.  My friend Natalie and her family volunteer there regularly.   Each week they provide meals on Mon, Tue, and Wed.  Next week (12-15 through 12-17) they will be serving a full Christmas dinner from 10 am to 1 pm.   Wednesday is also a toy gift drive so they are expecting a large group that day. If you live in the area and want to help them out, let me know and I can connect you to Natalie.

They can use help with prep/serving/clean up from 9-2 on Wednesday and can still use food donations.  I will be working so can't help out with the work but did make some cookies to send with my daughter who is going to volunteer on Wednesday.

I made some Christmas Krinkles.  This is a recipe I have had for years but they were called Whippersnappers.  The recipe -
1 box of cake mix (dry)
2 cups non-dairy whipped topping (like Cool-Whip)
1 egg
powdered sugar

I found this Christmas cake mix at Aldi's.  Since the box held two 1/2 cake mixes (one red and one green) I bought 2 and make 2 batches of the cookies.

Bekah and I worked together and made approximately 8 dozen cookies to send to House of Hope on Wednesday.  It certainly made the task easier and more fun having someone to help in the kitchen. 

We also have 2 dozen cookies to take to the church for the fellowship time after the choir's cantata on Sunday evening.   Aren't these pretty cookies?

And since some of you are interested in card making, and someone (Steph) has noticed I haven't posted any cards lately, I will post a Christmas card design with each of the 12 charities.

This card uses some retired Christmas DSP but could be made with any designs you have.  The DSP is mounted on a single piece of Old Olive and a piece of Cherry Cobbler.  I had some gold ribbon from some other project that I used to give it a little accent.   I like the sentiment with opposite corners rounded.

Come back tomorrow for another charity.

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