Today we are honoring the victims, families, and community of Newtown by doing a post in their honor. Cookies and Crafts for Sandy Hook will be one way we can show support in the aftermath of this unimaginable event. If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate by sharing something for Sandy Hook. Take a picture and post it on your Facebook wall, your Twitter feed, share on Instagram or your Google+ or wherever you can in order to unite us in our tribute.
Something people always think about in times like this is how they can help monetarily. After some searching Dorothy of Crazy for Crust and Ashton from Something Swanky found the Newtown Youth and Family Serviceswebsite. According to their website, Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a “licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.” All donations made to them are going to go back to those affected by the school shooting. You can go to their website here to donate.
Many bloggers have Etsy shops or businesses and have expressed a desire to donate some profits from sales on Friday, December 21 to this organization or others to help the victims, their families, and the community. If you own a shop and would like to contribute some of your profits on Friday, December 21st, please add your link to the list on Dorothy’s Blog.
Let’s come together as a community, a country, a world this Friday. We can show our support for the victims of this through our words, our prayers, and our support. Thank you.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Courtesy of Duncan Hines
Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Powdered sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Combine one box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil using a hand blender or wire whisk.
- Form teaspoon size balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet or baking pan about 1″apart. Sligtly pat down the top of each ball.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes (the top of the cookie will crack).
- While hot, lightly sprinkle the top of the cookie with powdered sugar (optional).