The Great Fundraising Act: Orange & Black Cookies

orange and black cookies

I love my job.

How many of us can really say that? One of the things that makes going to work so much fun is getting to meet, connect and become friends with other bloggers. A few weeks ago, fellow blogger Janetha sent out a mass email to a bunch of healthy living and food bloggers letting us know that Susan of The Great Balancing Act found out she has lymphoma. I’ve chatted with Susan before and she’s really a terrific person, so news like this is really sobering. I’ve kept her in my prayers, as cancer is something that also touched my family.

What resulted from Janetha’s email is inspiring. She rallied 150 bloggers and companies to join her in supporting Susan by raising funds to help pay for the costly treatments. The blogging community is full of people who care about her and stand with her as she fights this illness. I’m on board and trying to spread the word to other bloggers and readers hoping it spreads like wild fire!

Introducing the Great Fundraising Act.

Those 150 bloggers and companies are providing homebaked treats and ones you can find at the grocery store too. Then there are some items you can’t eat available for purchase well. With so many ridiculously cool and delicious items to bid on, I’m sure you’ll find something that fits your budget and your appetite.  For details on Susan and the lovely Janetha who set up this love fest, click the photo above of Susan.

Return of the Orange & Blacks

orange & black cookies for the great fundraising act

I’m baking some of my Orange & Black cookies to donate. You remember them, right? My homage to the San Francisco Giants in round doughy delightful form? Soft, cakey cookies kissed with chocolate icing on one side and vanilla-orange on the other? Now, we’re talking… I’m going to bake a dozen of my homemade Orange & Black cookies, pack them into a gift tin and include a box of Mighty Leaf Orange Dulce tea pouches to the highest bidder. Those cookies with that tea are meant for each other. So go on, take a look.

Notable Homemade Edibles You Can Bid On:

  • Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars  from Anne
  • Chocolate Dipped Homemade Marshmallows from Elina
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins from Erica
  • Peanut Butter Granola from Julie
  • Home-roasted coffee from Lori
  • Chocolate Chip and Nut Banana Bread and a batch of Peppermint Bark from Melissa

Notable Non-Edibles to Bid On:

  • Social media advising from Katy
  • 100 calorie fitness cards from Carla
  • Sassy Blogger Survival Kit from Lara


The auction opens and closes on Monday, July 25th, so get ready to start bidding… let’s all participate in the Great Fundraising Act!


  1. i’m just so overly amazed by all this. i’m donating a 2-yr pro flickr account. hopefully there will be some bites. 😉 otherwise i get to extend mine another two years. lol. those cookies look AMAZING.

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