Meet Amy and Emma Bushman. Intrigued by the idea of starting their own business while also helping others, these twin sisters decided to give departing shelter families a jar of cookie mix so that they could inaugurate their new home by making cookies together.
With the help of their mom, the twins perfected a dry recipe for their personal favorite, oatmeal chocolate chip…fitting it into quart-size Mason jars.
In October 2008, they launched the Bake Me Home Tote Bag Program. And it was not long until these young twins became successful entrepreneurs.
In addition to mailing over 7,000 of the girls’ signature oatmeal chocolate chip cookies overseas to our military men and women, Amy and Emma have also helped local food pantries and kids in foster care
The pair strongly believes in getting more children involved in charity work. In fact, two years ago, after receiving a grant from the Sodexo Foundation, the twins started the Bake It Forward Program, which provides a $100 grant to three children every year.
Applications are welcome from kids in grades 2 through 9 who have completed a summer community service project for a charity that benefits children.
We encourage you to visit Bake Me Home to see how two young children, with just a simple idea, turned their dream into reality…and have already left behind a set of Footprints that their great grandkids will be proud to uncover!