A huge shoutout today to Austin’s Good Cookies, a group of local Austin moms that held cookie
bake sales at nearly a dozen locations all over town in support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a non profit committed to raising funds for pediatric cancer research.
The local crew brought out the big guns from the cookie kingdom: White Chocolate Macadamia, Double Chocolate, English Toffee, Chocolate Chunk, Oatmeal Raisin, Fudge Brownies, Peanut Butter Chip, and of course, a Party Cookie — all in the name of kids.
What people may not realize is that 46 children are diagnosed with cancer everyday. That’s nearly 13,000 new cases per year. And that 25% of pediatric cancer patients do not survive because of a lack of therapies due to lack of funding.
But Cookies for Kid’s Cancer, with help from local orgs like Austin’s Good Cookies, is doing something about it.
So what does this have to do with shipping here on the Ship Happens blog?
Over the summer, 34 frozen cases of cookies were donated from Jacqueline’s Gourmet Cookies in Salem, Mass., to the group in Austin. Their problem? Getting the 7,000 cookies delivered to Texas in advance of the event. And that’s where uShip came in. The cookies were listed on Highway to Help, uShip’s charitable shipment program, and after a transporter was secured for shipping, uShip sponsored the transport.
So hats off to Austin’s Good Cookies and Cookies for Kid’s Cancer and the wonderful work they do. If you missed today’s events around town, anyone can still make donation here.