To pay for the purchase of several blankets for this project, the Cook Book Club in Austin put together a recipe book filled with desserts and main course meals. The books were sold on the months of December-February. The Recipe Club did not pay anyone to make their books. They typed each recipe into the computer with the help of our Marketing Director and Life Enrichment Coordinator. And nicely put them on a ring with nice scrapbook paper, and some ribbon. The recipe books were a lot of work, but they turned out nice. Everyone had fun putting the books together. In fact, we had so much fun that we are working on next year’s recipe books. The books were sold for $5.00. The club sold $130.00 worth of recipe books. With some of the money the Cook Book Club purchased four blankets. The blankets they made are called tie blankets. They were very easy to make and fun. The blankets were delivered to a nonprofit organization called Rachael’s Hope. They choose the organization because they help mothers with children under the age of three. However, Rachael’s Hope does not just give out their donated items. They make the mothers earn points to purchase any donated items. The mothers can get points by going to an education class, or just to a scheduled monthly or yearly appointment. The Cook Book Club really loved that idea. We hope to use more of our cookbook money on other non-profit organizations.
by Cindy Mireles
Life Enrichment Coordinator
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