Dec. 11, 2012
The Freecupcakewraps.com official Cupcakes for Christmas toy drive was this past Saturday and it was nothing short of amazing! Despite the rain and heavy traffic, toy donors gave big! We collected approx. 500 toys to be donated to the Charles County Children’s Aid Society for their Christmas Connection Program.
Student volunteers from North Point high school and Girl Scout Troop #2861 helped the toy drive run smoothly. Miss Teen Charles County (Ric'Quel) worked to set up stations and distribute cupcakes while several other volunteers willingly helped where ever they were needed.
|Miss Teen Charles County|
|North Point Volunteer|
|Cupcake Carrier boxes decorated and donated by Girl Scout troop|
Hundreds of cupcakes were donated to be given to toy donors. There were flavors such as Sweet Potato from Cakes by Tracey
|Cakes by Tracey|
and Peppermint from Cupcakes for a Cause by Madison Stanley.
|Cupcakes for a Cause by Madison Stanley|
A variety of flavorful cupcakes were donated by Susan Santucci’s Pampered Pastry shop...
as well as numerous other delectable cupcakes from volunteer bakers.
Throughout the event, "Wendy" was seen greeting customers, interacting with participants and checking out the cupcakes.
There was even a guest appearance by “Batter” the freecupcakewraps.com baking bear. Participants were eager to take pictures and sign Batter's apron.
Children enjoyed face painting, goodie bags, prizes and designing their own cupcake wrappers.
At the end of the event, we happily donated the remaining cupcakes to the Robert J. Fuller Transitional House (Homeless Shelter for Men) in Waldorf, MD. and Catholic Charities Women’s Shelter in Hughesville, MD.
All in all, Cupcakes for Christmas was truly a success. Our first charitable event was fun for the community and will greatly contribute to putting smiles on the faces of less-fortunate families in St. Charles MD.
Special Thanks to our supporters:
Ms. Paulette Morrison, Kim Williams and Wendy’s (Waldorf) for hosting the event and donating toys, George Cannon Business Machines Inc. (Lexington), St. Charles Towne Center Mall (Waldorf), Maryland Independent, Fosters Grill (Waldorf), Michael Baker and Associates (Linthicum), Charles County Public Schools, Ms. Karen and North Point High school, Members of Calvary United Methodist Church (Waldorf), Gospel Tabernacle of Prayer Church (St. Mary’s County), Cakes by Tracey (Waldorf), Anathoth House (Waldorf), Susan Santucci’s Pampered Pastry (Waldorf), Cupcakes for a Cause by Madison Stanley, Miss Teen Charles County (RicQuel), Tonya and London Short (Face painting) and all others who helped to make “Cupcakes for Christmas” happen!