Bake A Change campaign raises money for education

October 18, 2017 By Sara Griswold

 Can cupcakes help educate girls in low-income countries?

She’s The First is a national non-profit organization that provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries who will be the first in their families to complete high school.

The UW–Madison chapter is hosting a fundraiser called Bake A Change. People are invited to order cupcakes for club meetings, work events, roommates or for any function they wish. She’s The First members will make the cupcakes, and the profits will go to girls’ educations.

Every $400 raised the UW–Madison chapter gets matched with one scholar. Currently the Madison chapter supports 19 scholars around the world. They focus on gender equality and education to set girls up for more economic and personal success than they otherwise would have had.

Cupcake flavors are vanilla, chocolate or their signature tie-dye, and frosting flavors are vanilla or chocolate.

Orders must be placed no later than Friday, Oct. 20 and will be delivered between Oct. 23 and Nov. 1, anywhere on campus or the surrounding Madison community.

The STF national office works with local nonprofits in communities around the world to identify scholars based on financial need, scholastic merit and their potential to become positive influencers and leaders in their communities.

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