AbbiCakes will be held on Saturday at Kroger and Country Mart in Rolla to raise money for the Capable Kids and Families Program at The Community Partnership. The annual bake sale is used to support the program, which is designed to help families who have a child with special needs. Local resident and teacher Kim Hoak, along with her mom and sister, bake cupcakes for sale and this year have an anonymous donor who will match the proceeds up to $1,500.
“AbbiCakes is named in honor of my niece, Abbigail, who was born with hydrocephalus and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at age one. The Capable Kids and Families program has been instrumental in helping Abbi’s development over the past five years and has provided invaluable support to her family,” Sara Watson said. “We held our first ever bake sale, selling cupcakes and brownies in 2011 and raised over $1,500 for the program and in 2012, close to $900, which was used to buy much needed equipment to help other children involved in the Capable Kids and Families program. Our hope is to raise even more money this year so that we can continue to support such and amazing organization.”
The Capable Kids and Families program components include weekly networking and playgroup meetings, an accessible playroom, and therapy equipment loan program. Resources and a library are available to families and professionals. The program serves children age birth to 12 years.
The bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at both locations. More information on the AbbieCakes fundraiser can be found online at www.abbicakesbakesale.com or via Facebook at the AbbiCakes Bake Sale group.