“Buy Kookiz. Save Livez.”

by Naomi Bashan and Neil Sahu

Glen Rock High School’s very own Entrepreneurship class, taught by new-to-district teacher Ms. Hida is hosting a bake sale on Tuesday, Nov. 15th for their class project, called “Kookiz 4 Kidz.” The class was tasked with building their own company, and their cause of choice was children with nut allergies. Their idea was to have a bake sale that is inclusive to everyone, by selling cookies that are pre-packed and sealed, made safe for those with nut allergies, in addition to the usual baked treats.

“We want to target students who have an allergy because unfortunately, our cafeteria does not serve kids with a nut allergy,” explained Hida.

The company will be selling regular chocolate chip cookies and nut-free chocolate chip, individually wrapped to avoid cross-contamination.

The class managers of the project, Liam Van Duffelen and Hugo Horowitz, have been tasked with making sure their operation runs smoothly. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization that treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude’s is run primarily on donations, ensuring that no family will have to pay any bills regarding their child’s life-saving care.

The other young entrepreneurs that are involved in Kookiz 4 Kidz include Takuya Amano, Grace Corcoran, Jay Fairchild, Liam Fink, Liam Manning, Finn Whalen and Jeffrey Hui Zhang.

“They want everyone to know about it. And even if you don’t want a cookie, they really would appreciate your donation,” Hida said.

Don’t miss out on the Kookiz 4 Kidz bake sale- the Entrepreneurship class will be waiting at the Hamilton Lobby and other building hotspots, ready to hand out cookies for a great cause. Pay it forward and buy a cookie on Tuesday!