While delivering with our annual October deliveries to first responders, we decided to gift a few hundred cookies to the Cincinnati VA Hospital for both veterans and their PD. The volunteer services representative was so moved. We asked how often they had deliveries like this and his reply made us pause. “Almost never.”
It was here that we decided we would change this, even if only twice a year.
One particular visit was heartwarming to watch. The boys with us were hesitant to hand out cookies cookies as we walked to the volunteer services office. Before we know it, the smiles and reactions of the recipients had them grabbing for more and more cookies to give out. It’s a wonderful thing when strangers who would have otherwise passed without comment were now smiling, talking and thanking each other – one for service to our country and the other for the kindness shown via a cookie.
Our founding family, supported by many others, now come together to not only deliver with the October deliveries but always make it a point to return at least one additional time to deliver cookies. We’ve delivered for Veteran’s Day and even set up a table inside the front door to hand out cookies to those who come and go.
We’d love to continue this tradition, now through One Kind Cookie, and with your help, we can!