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Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Bake Cookies with Plenty O Smiles

Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Bake Cookies with Plenty O Smiles

Support Families Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Date: October 26 | Time: 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Venue: Gravity

500 W. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more people are staying home to protect themselves and their communities. However, the home may not be safe for many families who experience domestic violence. Increased stress due to COVID-19 conditions may stimulate violence in families where it didn’t exist before and worsen situations in homes where mistreatment and violence has been a problem. As domestic violence surges, CHOICES continues to provide safety and support to survivors. Since 1977, LSS CHOICES has provided counseling, shelter, crisis intervention, education, and community and legal support and advocacy to central Ohio residents facing domestic violence and is the only domestic violence shelter in Franklin County. 


Join Besa and Kaufman to support CHOICES during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Visit Kaufman's Instagram page for an exclusive video featuring Plenty O Smiles guiding you through a delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe. These cookies will be given to women and children staying at CHOICES. Volunteers are also welcome to include encouraging notes for the women, children, and staff at CHOICES. 


Donated cookies must be dropped off at the Gravity Leasing Office no later than 12pm on Monday, October 26th. Cookies can be placed in ziplock bags or tupperware you don't mind parting with. Click here to view Gravity Leasing Office hours. 


Below are the ingredients you'll need for this recipe:

  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (1 3/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup +2 tbsp canola oil OR vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour (or 2 cups 3 tbsp all-purpose flour & 5 tbsp cornstarch sifted together) 
  • 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • Ziplock bags/ Tupperware you don't mind parting with


Click here for more information about CHOICES and the amazing work they do.