Make a Cupcake. #BakeAChange

Oct. 23-Nov. 1, 2017 - EVERYWHERE

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Every Fall, She's the First supporters (of all ages) unite to raise money for girls' education by hosting colorful bake sales at school, in their community, and at the office.

It's your turn: We're asking you to help us celebrate our 8th birthday week by participating in #BAKEACHANGE!

Let's face it: Cupcakes can't change the world. But you can.
Here's a place to start.

 

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Can we get #BakeAChange in all 50 states (and beyond)?

Everything you need for the best bake sale ever.

First, the signature recipe: Download here, or watch below!

 

Our #BakeAChange Ambassador, YouTuber Rachel Fong (Kawaii Sweet World), has a playlist of videos for you—and many more on her channel


 
Advertising your bake sale is key. Here's a flyer to get you started, and a 1/4- or 1/2- page handout to give away with each purchase!

Advertising your bake sale is key. Here's a flyer to get you started, and a 1/4- or 1/2- page handout to give away with each purchase!

Attach these to a toothpick and stick in cupcakes to remind people to share on social media. (And here's a version with less color ink!)

Attach these to a toothpick and stick in cupcakes to remind people to share on social media. (And here's a version with less color ink!)

Download these and print on temporary tattoo paper for some flash tatts at your bake sale!   


Download these and print on temporary tattoo paper for some flash tatts at your bake sale!   

We built a social media toolkit for your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Let's get moving!

We built a social media toolkit for your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Let's get moving!

What can one bake sale do?

Every dollar you raise goes far in helping a girl continue her education (see just how far at shesthefirst.org/donate). Without her She's the First scholarship, she could not afford to be in school. Without her desire to study hard and overcome every obstacle, your contribution would be useless. 

Together, you and the She's the First Scholar you support are transforming a community. Young women who are educated earn higher incomes, reinvest in their families, boost the economy, and reduce the rates for unplanned childbirth, early marriage, disease, and domestic violence. 

Here's where it all started.

Soon after their bake sale, Lindsay's team won the NCAA trophy; so not only did they bake a change, they also became the best women's collegiate soccer team in the U.S.!

Soon after their bake sale, Lindsay's team won the NCAA trophy; so not only did they bake a change, they also became the best women's collegiate soccer team in the U.S.!

In 2010, a sophomore soccer player at the University of Notre Dame, named Lindsay Brown, had an idea to organize a bake sale for She's the First. She asked her teammates to help her, with the goal of raising enough money to send a girl to school in Nepal. Her bright idea: Use food coloring as the magical ingredient to catch students' attention. It worked! These "tie-dye" cupcakes sold out, and Lindsay's team ended up supporting three girls in Nepal!

Afterwards, She's the First shared pictures of Lindsay's cupcakes on social media, and others started copying her idea. Tie-dye cupcake bake sales for girls' education were soon sweeping the nation. In 2011, we declared the first Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off, and our community has been growing ever since. 

 


Special thanks to our #BakeAChange besties: