Daijua Corin from Charlotte, NC, is an amazing 14-year-old who launched her own online baking store, Vela Delight, in February 2008. In addition to mixing up dozens of tasty treats, she's also using her baking prowess to raise awareness and money for a good cause. In March 2009, Daijua's younger brother Jalene was diagnosed with the rare kidney disease Nephrotic Syndrome, which later progressed to Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. In honor of her brother, she created Cookies for Kidneys.
Her goal is to raise $30,000 between May 15th and September 15th, with a portion of the profits going to the NephCure Foundation and the National Kidney Foundation. You can choose from Chocolate Chip, Citrus Sunshine, Coconut Crunch, Frosted Oatmeal, Lemon Creme, and Orange Creme (a dozen for $20, two dozen for $35). Yum!
We think everyone should help Daijua reach her goal! Cookies for a cause? It's really a win-win situation. So go to Vela Delightand put in your order!
PS-Check out her feature on CNN.com
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