About the Statewide Bake Sale

That’s right,  the week of April 9th, parents and community groups will be hosting local mock “Bake Sales” throughout the Commonwealth to send a message to Governor Corbett and the State Legislature:  There are NOT enough cookies in the state of Pennsylvania to protect our children from the damage that is BEING DONE to the Commonwealth’s schools!

THIS IS NOT A REAL BAKE SALE!  This is an opportunity for Pennsylvanians to raise their voices together in support of Pennsylvania’s public schools.

Learn more about the these mock bake sales and how you can host one in your own community.  I’m sure some of you are thinking:  Why a bake saleSend us any questions you may have.

Check out the letter below from the original host of the first mock bake sale:

Last year, we read a story in our local paper. The newspaper story highlighted the millions of dollars our school district had to cut from its budget due to Governor Corbett’s reduction in funding for school districts across the state. When we attended our first meeting  it was just us and two of our friends. We could not believe that more people were not there to learn about how these cuts would affect our local district. We then started to think about ways that we could bring awareness to the issue. It also gave us a chance to voice our opposition to the cuts to education.

Many of you who read this will have helped with a fundraiser, such as a bake sale, for a school or another organization. You understand how difficult it is to raise enough money to pay for a field trip or a special event. When our schools are facing cuts of hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars, it is impossible for local districts to make up the difference with any type of fundraiser.

There simply are not enough cookies in Pennsylvania to protect our children from the damage these budget cuts are inflicting on our public schools.

The statewide mock bake sale is an opportunity for Pennsylvanians to raise their voices together in support of our public schools. We need our lawmakers to understand that we will not stand idly by as they continue to cut funding from our schools. We will not stand idly by and watch our school boards make impossible choices about which programs and teachers to eliminate from our children’s schools. We will not stand idly by as we watch our children receive an education that is inferior to that of their brothers and sisters who came before them.

This website will provide you with the tools you need to hold a mock bake sale in your community or to find a bake sale in your area to support. Please keep in mind that our events will not be real bake sales. Our cookies, cupcakes, and brownies are props that we will use to highlight these devastating cuts to public school funding. Feel free to give them away to people who want to talk to you about this issue.

All you need to participate in this statewide effort to support our schools is a plate of cookies, a sign, and belief that all of our children in Pennsylvania deserve a quality education.

We hope that you will decide to join our growing, diverse, and increasingly organized community of parents, grandparents, and community members who are taking action to support our public schools. We look forward to hearing about all of the bake sales across state. As we all know: There are not enough cookies in Pennsylvania to make up for the devastating cuts in state funding.

Best of luck,

Erica and Susan

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