Thanks for an amazing 2016 #BakeAChange season!
Sign-ups for the 6th Annual Bake-Off are now closed. We'll be announcing our results soon!
But don't worry, you can still have a bake sale fundraiser for She's the First any time of the year, and please use the resources below to help you. Come back next Fall for #BakeAChange season 7!
If you had a bake sale between October 11th-November 1st, please report your results here and send in your donation in one of three ways, ASAP:
- Mail a check to She's the First at 590 Avenue of the Americas, 13th floor, New York, NY 10011
- Venmo to @shesthefirst (leave a memo with your team name)
- Give online at shesthefirst.org/donate (non-U.S. bake sales, this is the preferred method for you!)
What is #BakeAChange?
It's a fundraising campaign for She's the First. The money you raise through bake sales will fund scholarships for girls in low-income countries, who will be the first in their families to graduate high school.
- The bake-off begins on Oct. 11th (International Day of the Girl) and ends on Nov. 1st, our birthday!
- Supporters of all ages get involved and organize bake sales at their schools, offices, etc.
Social media unites us all. You can see everyone's bake sales by following the #BakeAChange hash tag.
Introducing the First-Ever #BakeAChange Ambassador!
Meet Rachel Fong—the 18-year-old YouTube star behind Kawaii Sweet World! She delights more than 800,000 subscribers with her super cute baking videos, which have nearly 80 million views.
Rachel is not only rallying her community to #BakeAChange, but she's also going to prepare special recipes just for you, to help you raise more money than ever for girls' education!
Watch Rachel's debut #BakeAChange video below—and more over on our channel!
Bake Sale Resources
Tie-Dye Cupcake Recipe
You can bake anything, but these are the cupcakes that make She's the First famous!
- 1 box of white cake mix
- 1 can of frosting
- Eggs and oil as instructed
- Neon food coloring
Meet some of the girls whose scholarships are funded by tie-dye cupcakes!
What can one bake sale do?
Every dollar you raise goes so far in helping a girl continue her education. Without her She's the First scholarship, she could not afford to be in school.
50 million girls around the world aren't able to attend secondary school, which is a huge loss to our planet, since women who are educated earn higher incomes and reinvest in their communities, boosting the economy, as well as reduce the rates for unplanned childbirth, early marriage, disease, and domestic violence.
Goal: Have tie-dye cupcakes in all 50 U.S. states—and beyond!
Be sure to sign up so that your bake sale is represented in our movement!
How it all started
In 2010, Notre Dame sophomore Lindsay Brown had an idea to organize a bake sale with her soccer team to fundraise for She's the First, so they could send a girl to school in Nepal. These wouldn't be just any cupcakes—they used food coloring as the magical ingredient to catch students' eyes and stop them in their tracks. Sure enough, these "tie-dye" cupcakes sold out and Lindsay's team ended up sponsoring three girls in Nepal!
Meanwhile, when She's the First shared pictures of Lindsay's sweet success on social media, others requested the recipe. Tie-dye cupcake bake sales for girls' education were soon sweeping the nation. In 2011, we declared the first Bake-Off to bring fun, friendly competition and camaraderie to our movement.