Thursday, October 16, 2008

Operation Baking Gals

With everything going on these days....the election, the economy, the new season of Desperate Housewives....it's easy to forget that many of our soldiers are still away from their families and sacrificing for our country. When my brother-in-law was deployed to Iraq, my sister sent him something every day (I'm not exaggerating here), but sadly, some of the guys and gals don't get many...or any...packages from home.
Through Danielle's blog, Make No Little Meals, I found out about Operation Baking Gals. Here's a little information from their website:

"Baking GALS (GALS stands for Give A Little Support) is a group of volunteer bakers who bake and ship homemade goodies to our heroic troops that are currently deployed. Each soldier is "Hosted" by a blogger, and potential bakers are "recruited" from the bloggers own site as well as the GALS site. Each Host recruits between 20-25 bakers, meaning LOTS of goodies get delivered to our soldier...so many, in fact that he or she has plenty to share with their fellow troops!"

Just go to the Operation Baking Gals website and register (it only takes a minute...no long form to fill out), then join a team. I joined Danielle's team...Team Dani's Delightful Darlings. (I think there is a delay in showing up on the team list, so don't panic if your name doesn't show up right away. )

This is Round 4 of Operation Baking Gals with packages being shipped out from October 30th - November 10th.

Sign up and support our troops! (A side benefit..."testing" each batch of cookies before mailing!) :)

7 comments:

  1. That's an awesome idea. I'll be joining one tonight!! Thanks for passing along the info.

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  2. You are making me a liar!! =) I just told my husband I wasn't going to bake any cookies during the month of November because I need to other things but I am signing up for this. How can I pass this up?

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  3. I'm a Baking GAL, too! I've baked the last two rounds. It's a wonderful group to be a part of!

    Please, pop over to my blog. I've left you a little chocolaty something! Thx!
    ~ingrid

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  4. I just realized after I joined the same group as you that we might both send iced cookies.
    I'll post pics of the ones I'm sending so we don't send the same designs. I might even email you ahead of time.
    I love the opportunity to bake something other than sugar cookies! So exciting!

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  5. This is cool! I will be signing up!

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  6. YOU GO GIRLS :)THEY WILL BE SOOO HAPPY WHEN THEY GET YOUR GOODIES!!

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  7. Oooh I should join as well. I love cookies. Yours are very cute.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Happy baking! :)
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