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What We Know For Sure…

Breast Friends Book Three

Breast Friends Book Three

What we know for sure is that creating a cookbook to raise funds to fight Breast Cancer really works.  Look at what the Breast Friends have done.  Since 2004 they’ve been ordering cookbooks from Gateway Publishing and even though when they started they were a small group of women from the prairies with a fundraising idea, today they are a true charitable Foundation. 

Breast Friends has donated over $1,000,000 in the aid to fight Breast Cancer.  They’ve published 4 editions of their cookbook series with Gateway with a 5th on the way.  Over the years they have placed more than 35 orders with us.  What we didn’t know for sure back in 2004 was how successful they would become. 

October is Breast Cancer month.  Create a fundraising cookbook with Gateway Publishing and raise funds in the fight against Breast Cancer.

Garlic Festival Cookbook A Huge Hit!

GarlicCoiledGateway Publishing is always very pleased to publish community fundraising cookbooks and this past summer we were able to help out several community clubs with their fundraising. One of the most intriguing was for a garlic festival taking place in Lac La Hache, British Columbia.
Lac La Hache is a very small community located in the Central Interior of B.C.  It is home to one of the oldest organizations, The Lac La Hache Community Club, which has a long and impressive record of achievements and dedication to the community.  The Community Club is comprised of hard working volunteers who work together to support various social and sporting events, making Lac La Hache a great family oriented community. 
One of the most recent events was the South Cariboo Garlic Fest held August 27 and 28th.  All the highlights about the garlic fest can be viewed on their main web page –
The Garlic Fest has grown substantially from last year, more vendors and more traffic in the grounds.  Making its debut at the recent garlic fest was a cookbook called Strictly Garlic featuring 175 garlic-loaded recipes.  The recipes include appetizers, meats, salads, dressings, soups, vegetables and pickles/relishes.   The cost of the book is $10 and shipping costs in Canada for 1 book is $2.31, 2 books $3.20. 
To place an order for a book please email Barb Hansen at providing name and address.  Any cheques or money orders must be made payable to Lac La Hache Community Club, once funds are received  (including shipping costs) the books will be automatically shipped out. 
Thank you for taking the time to read about their little community, they are actively fundraising for other new projects they have in the works.  Any funds they generate always revert back into the community; profits from last year’s garlic fest were used to drill a well at the festival grounds. 

St. James Presbyterian Church Marks 100 Year Milestone!

St. James Presbyterian Church is celebrating 100 years as a congregation.  They chose to mark this milestone with the theme of “Remembering, Rejoicing and Rededicating.”

 StThe Celebration Committee and the congregation embraced three projects that held to their theme and highlighted their goals as a Christian community:

 1.  They determined to give Winnipeg Harvest 100 items from their top ten most wanted list, choosing a different item each month from September to June.  With God’s help, they have reached and surpassed this goal each month.

 2.  They determined to give Siloam Mission 100 hours of service.  they enlisted a team of ten different volunteers on four different Saturdays to prepare and serve lunch at Siloam Mission.  With God’s help, they have had a full roster on each volunteer day.

 3.  They determined to support Inner City Youth Alive in their mission to provide a healthy breakfast to inner city students who would go to school hungry otherwise.  They can provide 100 breakfasts for $236.00.  The St. James Youth prepared and hosted a baked potato lunch for the congregation after worship hoping to raise enough funds to provide 100 breakfasts.  With God’s help, they raised enough money for 150 breakfasts.

 One of the things they are joyously celebrating is 100 years of hospitality. Over these 100 years they have offered a warm welcome to worship and ready inclusion to groups.  Everyone has benefitted from the happy coincidence that in so many cases, a warm, generous heart went hand-in-hand with a special talent in the kitchen.  From welcome lunches for newcomers, through meals to precede Alpha study, and muffins before Bible Study, to fund-raising Soup and Pie lunches and bake sales, St. James has been blessed with remarkable talent in their kitchens. 

They published a cookbook twenty years ago which is much treasured and much used. But it didn’t have all their favourites.  They worried that certain favourite recipes might get forgotten. They put out a call for their 100 favourite recipes.  Some recipes were submitted multiple times showing they were favourites indeed. 

 Many recipes have been gathered carefully over time.  Individuals carefully saved hand-written notes that are cherished as they were specialties of congregants who have retired from bringing these tasty morsels.  Some of their older members moved on to living without full kitchens.  Other members have died and their generous hearts are remembered by using their recipes and trying to achieve the same satisfying results. 

 Gateway Publishing has helped this congregation preserve cherished recipes and cherished memories from 100 years of gathering together. At the same time, the St. James Presbyterian Church congregation has been able to reach their fundraising goals by the sales of their cookbook. Let Gateway help YOUR congregation or organization do the same.

Step Up To The Plate!

Gateway Publishing is pleased to have been able to assist the ROOKIES CAGES group in their fundraising project. Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, consists of a tightly knit community of teams, players, coaches, fans and families. What better than a cookbook fundraiser when cooking and eating also highlights the same spirit of togetherness and fun?

And speaking of baseball, here is the intro to “STEP up to the PLATE“:

This cookbook is DEDICATED to the ROOKIES COACHES who have generously shared their wisdom, knowledge, skills and passion with their players.

Baseball is more than just a national past time. It’s a game that brings people together…families, friends, team mates and countries. Baseball is a place where everyone can be a hero. It’s about dreams and history and tradition. It’s about families, friendly fans, hotdogs and sunny days at the park. It’s about fun!

We need baseball. We need the lessons it teaches us about teamwork and dedication. It gives us lessons in integrity, pride, cooperation, aspiration and inspiration. Part of learning is to have a good teacher. All of ROOKIES’ instructors have professional sports and /or teaching backgrounds. They are highly skilled and trained instructors that have achieved great levels of success in athletics. Most importantly, they are passionate about baseball and learning. They will help the player acquire the proper skills to follow their baseball dreams and they encourage the player to DREAM BIG!

Rookies Cookbook

Rookies Cookbook

ROOKIES strive to make their customers feel that they are in a professional environment. ROOKIES focuses on developing their players to reach their potential both on and off the field through diligent training and life skills. Their focus is on the player’s character as much as their baseball abilities. ROOKIES’ objective is to help the player move to the next level of competition when seeking College or University opportunities.

“The Measure of a Man is in the lives he’s touched”

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Find out how Gateway Publishing can help YOUR team meet your fundraising goals, call 1-800-665-4878 today!

School Fundraising Success!

St. Andrew's School Cookbook

St. Andrew's School Cookbook

When our School Council first decided to publish a fundraising cookbook, we knew it would be a huge undertaking requiring much time and effort.  After searching the internet and looking through council members’ personal community cookbook collections, we decided to use Gateway Publishing, a company with over 40 years experience publishing community cookbooks.  Looking back, what a wise decision that was! 

Right from the very beginning, the staff at Gateway were quick to respond to all of our questions and concerns.  They maintained a pleasant and helpful manner throughout the entire process, even during their busiest time of year when many deadlines needed to be met.  They always took our calls, or returned our calls promptly if a message was left.  Although we knew that they were dealing with many different projects at one time, their patience and attention to detail made us feel like we were their only customer!

The introduction package we received in the mail was also incredibly helpful.  In addition to a sample cookbook, it contained a guide for formatting and marketing our project.  This guide answered many of our initial questions and drew our attention to a number of issues which we had not even considered or prepared for.

We submitted print-ready materials for our cookbook which included custom-designed covers, chapter dividers and information inserts.  The cookbooks were completed on schedule and the finished product was exactly as we had hoped.  Sales were strong and the response was very positive.  As a fundraising effort, the St. Andrew’s School Celebrates the Seasons Cookbook was a great success, and we owe much of that success to the guidance we received from the experts at Gateway Publishing.  What a wise choice we made indeed…

Breast Wishes For Christmas: Another Big Success

Breast Friends Christmas Cookbook

Breast Friends Christmas Cookbook

They’ve already raised more than a million dollars to support breast cancer research through sales of a best-selling series of cookbooks. And if that’s not enough, the Breast Friends recently managed to slay a group of “dragons”  — in their own den!

In early December, on an episode of the CBC television show “Dragons’ Den”, Foam Lake, Saskatchewan’s ten Breast Friends asked the dragons for a $25,000 investment to help them market their cookbooks, which includes the newest addition to the line-up: “Breast Wishes for Christmas”. The five venture capitalists were so impressed with — and moved by — the ladies’ selfless efforts that they offered $50,000 to help the Breast Friends cause.

That successful Canadian TV appearance was recently augmented by publicity in not one, but TWO European magazines. The Breast Friends were featured in the November 2010 issue of Gourmand Magazine, a Spanish publication (dedicated to cookbooks) that is widely distributed in Europe. The group’s success was also covered in the December 2010 issue of Logberg Heimskringla, an Icelandic newspaper serving North America.

A few months from now, Breast Friends will take their inspiring story — and their cookbooks — worldwide when they participate in the 2011 Paris Cookbook Fair, the first international exhibition of fundraising cookbooks, which will feature entrants from 91 countries across the globe.

Factoring in their growing profile, the success of the Dragons’ Den appearance, and the enduring popularity of their coobooks, the Breast Friends have good reason for optimism in the future. In fact, Rhonda Pineau, Sales and Marketing Manager of Gateway Publishing’s cookbooks department notes that the group ordered 20,000 copies of their new book “Breast Wishes for Christmas” last summer and then ordered 20,000 more thanks to the Dragon’s support.

“We’re so happy for the Breast Friends and their continuing success,” says Rhonda. “They are truly an inspiration and we’re very proud to have been able to help them make their dreams into a reality. We wish them all the best and look forward to even greater things in the year ahead!”

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Breast Cancer Fundraiser Sells Out In First Week

Crab Ladies of Sun Trust CookbookCancer doesn’t care. That’s the opening statement in the fundraising cookbook published by the self-proclaimed “Crab Ladies of Sun Trust Bank” from Richmond, Virginia. But as it turns out, the Crab Ladies — several of whom are cancer survivors themselves — have a large group of supporters who care very much.

So much, in fact, that all 850 copies of the cookbook titled “Making Strides Toward A World With More Birthdays” sold out within a week of its release. The attractive 236-page publication features approximately 400 recipes and is now on the verge of selling out its second run of 500 copies.

The majority of sales have come through word of mouth and breast cancer-related activities, and many customers purchased extra copies to give as Christmas gifts, according to Anne Strine. Ms. Strine is Vice President, Employee Benefits Solution at Sun Trust Bank and one of the project’s lead organizers. Along with Gail Taylor and Fran Morris, she collected and inputted the recipes for publishing, then led sales efforts.

Funds raised from book sales will be used to help combat breast cancer, which affects one in eight women. In addition to supporting research for cancer therapies, some of the money will be put towards paying for wigs and transportation to medical appointments.

“The speed with which the Crab Ladies sold out their cookbooks is a testament to the importance of this cause,” says Rhonda Pineau, Sales and Marketing Manager of Gateway Publishing’s cookbooks department. “It’s dear to their hearts, and that showed through in the quality of their book and the strong support they received when promoting the project.”

“The colored cookbooks are beautiful and people have been very impressed with the quality of the book,” adds Ms. Strine. “We had an excellent experience working with Gateway Publishing; they were so helpful and accommodating! Thank you to the many friends who contributed recipes to this book.”

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Operation Ooh-Rah for Tah-Tahs Double-Pronged Attack!

oohrah copyBreast cancer survivor and military Mom, Karen Dohman Murdoch, is one of those women that just won’t let adversity stand in the way of her dream of making a difference. Inspired by the success of the Breast Friends breast cancer fundraising cookbooks, this Texan knew she could go big in her home state with her own breast cancer fundraising cookbook.

Not only chock full of great recipes, including a section of recipes from local Houston celebrities, the cookbook also contains numerous uplifting stories from cancer survivors.

Another charity dear to her heart, because of son Chad being in the Marines, is The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.  Karen has combined these two concepts into her fundraising cookbook Ooh-Rah For Tah-Tahs.

Check out her website, to read the full story of her remarkable journey and to learn how you can help raise money for both these worthy causes.

Church fundraising cookbook will help orphaned children In Haiti

Connecting To Haiti Fundraising Cookbook It’s normally a given that the purpose of a cookbook is to help feed the hungry. But in the case of “Connecting To Haiti”, a new fundraising effort by The Dwelling Place (Springvale Brethren In Christ Church), in Hagersville, Ontario, that intention is twofold.

Not only is the 131-recipe digest designed to delight and satisfy the appetites of those who purchase and use the cookbook, but monies raised from the fundraising project’s sales go to help with the care of children in two Haitian orphanages.

The decision to help feed impoverished children living at the Mission of Hope Orphanage and Tytoo Gardens Orphanage came after a series of mission projects in Haiti that saw members of The Dwelling Place observe firsthand the extreme poverty and homelessness faced by many, including young people.

The first run of 350 books is available now, and copies of Connecting To Haiti can be purchased via e-mail for just $10 each. In addition to a variety of delicious and heartwarming recipes, the cookbook includes several pages of color photos depicting the very children who will benefit directly from the proceeds of this fundraising cookbook project.

“Just looking at the images of those beautiful smiling faces in the book, it’s easy to see what makes this fundraising cookbook such a noble and important initiative,” says Rhonda Pineau, Sales and Marketing Manager of Gateway Publishing’s cookbooks department. “We commend the folks from The Dwelling Place for their determination to make a difference in the lives of these children and wish them nothing but success in this endeavor.”

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Mommas raising money for Meningioma Research with Fundraising Cookbook

Meningioma Mamas Cookbook With Binding

Nine years ago Liz Holzemer was diagnosed with a large meningioma brain tumor and faced a grim outlook. Two surgeries and two “miracle” children later, Liz is the engine powering Meningioma Mommas, the non-profit foundation she created to help support others who have been diagnosed with, survived, or cared for someone who has a meningioma brain tumor.

As part of her quest to raise public awareness of meningiomas, Liz is committed to raising $1 million to help fund meningioma-specific research. Today, she is one-sixth of the way to her goal, having brought in more than $165,000 for the cause. And more is on the way, with the launch of Feeding the Mind & Soul (second edition) – a 230-page fundraising cookbook printed by Gateway Publishing.

Featuring treasured and delicious recipes from the Meningioma Mommas and Pappas themselves (plus their families and caregivers), Feeding the Mind & Soul also includes inspirational quotes and humorous quips. The first run of 1,000 books is available now and can be ordered for $25 per copy.

“It’s very special for us to be a part of this important fundraising effort,” says Rhonda Pineau, Sales and Marketing Manager of Gateway Publishing’s cookbooks department. “The story behind Meningioma Mommas is so inspiring and the work done by this foundation is truly wonderful. Liz and her team have put together a terrific cookbook and I’m confident it will be a big hit that will push them even closer to their fundraising goal.”

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