Bake a Difference with Cookies for Kids' Cancer + Our Friends at OXO
It all started with 96,000 cookies...
When 2-year-old Liam Witt was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2007, his parents, OXOnians (how OXO employees refer to each other) Gretchen & Larry Witt, were shocked to learn about the lack of effective treatments for pediatric cancers due to insufficient funding. They pledged to support the funding of research for new, improved and most importantly less toxic treatments for kids battling all types of pediatric cancers. With the help of 250 volunteers, many of them their fellow OXOnians, Liam’s parents undertook a massive bake-a-thon where they baked and sold 96,000 cookies to raise money for research.
That project raised more than $420,000 and — equally important — raised awareness with people asking how they could help. What the Witts thought was a one-time project became the genesis of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer which inspires people to Be Good Cookies and get involved by raising money for research for the cancers specific to children.
Today there have been 13,500+ grassroots fundraising events in all 50 states and more than $17 million granted to the leading pediatric cancer research centers across the country.
OXO + CFKC
Through the years, OXOnians have devoted their personal time, energy, and money to support Cookies, but after losing Liam, the company wanted to play a larger role. In 2011, OXO formalized its partnership with Cookies for Kids' Cancer, pledging to donate up to $100,000 per year and plan campaigns to encourage others to join the fight against pediatric cancer. Since then, they’ve helped inspire other “good cookies” to raise over $3.1 million and host more than 3,500 events in over 700 cities globally
Join us this year in our campaign with OXO, now through the end of the year by baking a difference.
1. Host a Bake Sale
From a virtual bake sale to an in-person event, we make it easy to get involved and OXO will match every dollar you raise - up to $100,000.
2. Share on Social
Bake cookies, snap a pic and tag @OXO and @Cookies4Kids on social. OXO will donate $1 for every cookie in each post. #OXOGoodCookies
We've teamed up with some amazing chefs to bring you some sweet inspiration over the next few weeks while you bake a difference with us. Stay tuned, on our blog, for their recipes coming soon...
Pies 'n' Thighs Owner, Sarah Sanneh
French Yogurt Cake
Iron Chef, Marc Forgione
Orange-Scented Olive Oil Cake
James Beard Winner, Joanne Chang
Double Chocolate Rye Cookies