Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let 'em eat cake (cupcakes!)

Hey guys,

So way long ago Beth posted about the Cupcake Kids.  We're gonna revisit them today because the National Cupcake Kids Sale is coming up this spring, and you might want to get involved! You probably do because you guys are awesome like that.  Ok, so who are The Cupcake Kids you ask? Well...

"The Cupcake Kids was really the kids’ idea.  They had been watching their parents becoming involved with a ministry in Uganda, Africa called SixtyFeet and they wanted to help out in their own way.  “Why don’t we sell cupcakes and lemonade on the corner one afternoon and give all the money to the kids in Africa?” they said one day.  Okay, why not?  So we gathered some friends, designed a sign or two, baked some adorable cupcakes and sat out on the street corner.  Some folks showed up.  And God showed up…big time!
As moms and dads who are involved in ministries both here in the US and internationally, we really wanted our children to grow up with compassionate hearts for others…to look beyond their own wants and desires and address other peoples’ desperate needs.  That’s what makes The Cupcake Kids so special.  Not only was it created by kids, it blesses children half way around the world.  And it’s the perfect way to get your kids and family involved in missional work!
In April of 2011, we had our very first {Inter}National Cupcake Kids sale.  The Cupcake Kids had over 140 sales in 35 states and 5 countries!  Children all over the world helped to raise over $70,000 for SixtyFeet! (And this number continued to grow as folks kept hosting Cupcake Kid sales well past April!)
This year, the {Inter}National Cupcake Kids sale will be held on May 4, 2013.  Please remember, you don’t have to have your Cupcake Kid’s sale on this exact date – any day of the year will do!  And you don’t have to sell just cupcakes…we’ve had folks from all over sell coffee on Day Light’s Savings, host benefit concerts, make adorable cupcake crafts….just about anything to raise awareness for the precious children in Uganda."
Isn't that so awesome? I love the idea of getting kids involved. It gives them ownership and lets them be a part of the solution, and it's a great way to educate them about poverty and the oppressed.  I have a friend who did something similar with her kids, they baked cookies over Thanksgiving break to raise money to sponsor a child in Rwanda! They baked and baked and baked and these kids raised enough money to sponsor a little girl for a year! Annnnd they get to meet her this spring (more on that to come!) 
(check our her blog to see how her kids raised money for Rwanda!)

Seriously guys, it's so easy kids can do it (and they have!) 

So, the national Cupcake Kids Sale will be on May 4th, 2013
Who wants to get involved! You can register your sale here, a get baking! I know you all are super creative so you could make some super cute cupcakes, or maybe do cookies? Whatever you and your kids wanna do, lets just get involved! 
And if you're not a Cupcake eater, maybe you want to do their RUN for Cupcakes, I personally am not a runner and I'd rather eat the cup cakes, but for those of you runners out there, this is for you:

Yep, you can run for cupcakes. For all you health nuts out there. 
So, are you gonna bake or run, let us know! 

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