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Social Impact Work - Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community
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    Simran Oberoi


The social impact activities carried out by Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community–
  • Bake a Sunshine Cake – 4 years in a row now. Started in December 2015, when the community completed a year. All over the world wherever bakers are present, in the month of December, they bake and take healthy homebaked goodies to old age homes, elder care homes, orphanages, homes for the homeless and distribute directly to anyone around them who they feel needs a little bit of warmth. So bakers have distributed it in the above places as well as to cab and auto rickshaw drivers, vegetable vendors, home delivery staff, housekeeping staff, sweepers who clean our roads, homes for the differently abled children, security guards, even old and abandoned street dogs! We have covered some Indian cities, as well as carried it out in some cities in the US and UK in the first 2-3 years. This year 2018, we are carrying it out in Dubai as well.
  • OV BakeStreat - 45 volunteer bakers carried it out the first distribution for the ‪#‎OVBakeStreAT Program. Covering street children / children of migrant labour in 5 cities - Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Coimbatore and Delhi/NCR. The number of children expected to be covered on this first weekend of launch was  1000-1500. Finally we covered over 2000 children on the first weekend it was launched ( July 2016) and over 10,000 subsequently.
  • 5 OMBC bakers baked for the kids at Jeevarathni Foundation, which cares for abused and trafficked children in Bangalore.
  • Valentine’s Day Bake Sale Fundraiser for geysers for the ladies at Cheshire Old Age Home ( pictures on The Bake Collective page)
  • Partnered with Kritagyata Trust to bake (and almost 20-30 more bakers joined in as well and 80% of them were from OMBC) for 2000 children for a Children’s Day distribution in November 2016, at government schools in rural areas of Neelmangala close to Bengaluru.  Again a huge set of bakers covered close to 3000 , in November 2017.
  • Fund raiser for CARE Animal Shelter – Feb / March 2016 . We went to DPS Yelahanka and raised Rs 30,000
  • 7 OMBC members baked for the Make a Difference bake sale in Christ College - an NGO operating in 23 cities in India, mobilizing youth to provide equitable outcomes for children in shelter homes. M.A.D's interventions are designed to help children in shelter homes break out of their cycle of poverty once they leave the shelters. They support close to 450 children in Bangalore and through Sahyog, an initiative of CSA (Centre for Social Action), Christ University, had arranged for a "pre-ordered" bake sale. The college was to buy 700-750 cupcakes for one of it's farewell functions as a way of donating to the MAD cause of Dream camps ( Raised Rs 32,500) –
  • The Community has been recognized by the Global COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg in April 2017 and was invited as one of the influential community leaders across Asia, in an event conducted by Facebook, for 8 such communities from across the region. Sheryl was present to recognize and understand the work being done, there as well, in November 2017.
The Government of Karnataka chose to collaborate with the community, for a key online contest run-up event as part of the International Millets Fair 2018 to promote use of healthy millets in our bakes.

What is Bakestreat about - 
Everyday we see a child on the street- homeless, hungry and neglected. We can’t change everything overnight but in a small way, Ovenderful would like to do something about this. And that is how the ‘Ovenderful BakesTreat Program’ was born. The aim of the program is to:

1. To reach out to these children and help them experience the joy of baked goods since that is a huge rarity for them.

2. To ensure that through a nourishing healthy regular bake they gain nutrition in some form however small.

Modus Operandi
An identified set of volunteer bakers segregated by local areas, across cities, in India will consistently distribute healthy baked goods on fortnightly basis to the street children in that identified area, on pre-scheduled dates to ensure regular as well as personal distribution.There are expected to be close to 50 bakers who will be involved in this program in the initial phase.

These goods will be freshly prepared at home with utmost care for nutrition and hygiene. There will be a defined set of healthy baked goods that will form a part of what the bakers can choose to bake from.

Additionally, partnerships with NGOs who are working with street children, children in urban slums and of migrant labour will support distribution of baked goods.

What will the funds be used for
The cost of baked goods for each child is Rs.150. We hope to impact 500 children with the funds raised. This will help in meeting the cost of the ingredients that will be used for baking the baked goods.

The roll out of this program will be for 6 months.

NGOs ( being updated)
Ananda Sagara:

About Ovenderful
Ovenderful has been actively involved in fundraising bake sales and using baking to make a social impact for the past 4 years, starting with vocational training skills for girls at Search Years in Gurgaon, fundraising sales for animal welfare organizations and so on. Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community, the FB group was instrumental in carrying out the extremely impactful "Bake a Sunshine Cake" initiative across cities in India where several volunteer bakers baked to bring sunshine in the lives of those in need within their communities, local areas, old age homes and orphanages. The same group is also focusing on the #PowerofOne initiative where some volunteer bakers have reached out to women in need and shared healthy bakes which are linked to women's wellness, and made them aware of how their health is important.

If you would like to learn more about us and our work, please check the below link:

The Bake Collective: They will partner once a month in this program.

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