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O'Fallon Woman's New Group Bakes Cookies for Soldiers

Cookies from the Heart is affiliated with A Soldier's Wish List.

A few weeks ago, O'Fallon Patch asked readers to help out an O'Fallon woman who was looking for help baking homemade treats to send to our nation's service men and women oversees.

READ MORE: O'Fallon Woman Seeks Volunteers to Help Bake Cookies For Troops

Mary Powers' group of baker volunteers has now become affiliated with an organization called A Soldier's Wish List (ASWL). Powers has named her group ASWL - Cookies from the Heart. Members of the group are from both St. Charles County and around the St. Louis area.

 "We are in need of monetary donations for shipping, and we need more dedicated bakers who are interested in joining our baking group," she said. The group's next event is planned for 6:30 p.m., Mon., Feb. 25 at Fort Zumwalt South High School (commons area), where volunteers will be packing cookies for shipping.

Bakers who are interested in joining the group can send an email to: aswlcookiesfromtheheart@yahoo.com.

Powers would like anyone who may have a loved one or a friend serving in Afghanistan to know that soldiers can fill out a request for cookies on the ASWL website.

Not a baker, but still want to help out? Donations towards shipping can be made through the ASWL website (mention Cookies from the Heart in the comment section) or mailed to ASWL, 11143 Larimore Rd., St. Louis, MO 63138. 

"If they mention Cookies from the Heart in the memo line on their checks, this will ensure that our baking group gets the donations for shipping," Powers said.

Jim Frain February 15, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Mary Powers is my neighbor and a wonderful woman. Thanks to the Patch for helping to get the word out on helping to make cookies for our troops.
Jordan Lanham February 15, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Thanks for sharing your story Mary and good luck with your new group!
Ali Ramshur February 15, 2013 at 09:48 PM
I joined the group after seeing the first story on Patch. It's such a great way to help out!

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