Our Past Success

Boxes of Love 2017 – $20,391 to Sojourner Family Peace Center

SUMMARY OF RESULTS:
150 People ordered Boxes of Love or sent in donations.
200 Youth baked
36,687 Cookies in
22 Kitchens, and filled
4451 Bags, and delivered
656 Boxes…. raising
$20,391.35 for Sojourner Family Peace Center!

Sojourner

Boxes of Love 2016 – $23,011 to Pathfinders

Total sales: $19,650
Plus Donations: $7,015
Minus costs: $3,654 (for ingredients, packaging & mailing)
Total profits donated to Pathfinders: $23,011
Number of youth workers: 233 (kindergarteners through seniors in high school)
Treats made: 40,584
Baggies packed: 4,952
Packages delivered: 760
Number of customers: 181

These funds will help provide critical before and after school care for vulnerable youth in Pathfinders’ Southeastern Education Center at 4200 N. Holton Street.

Pathfinders

Boxes of Love 2015 – $30,352 to Stop SAM

Total sales: $18,560
Minus costs: $3,800 (for ingredients, packaging & mailing)
Total profits: $14,760
BOL matching: $12,092
SS matching: $3,500
(additional $4,000 shipping covered by Stop SAM donor)

The money was used to buy 690 Cases of RUTF Packets, saving over 690 young lives!

Stop SAM

Boxes of Love 2014 – $57,434 to Sree Giri Orphanage

Total sales: $17,188
Minus costs: $4,869 (for ingredients, packaging & mailing)
Total profits (including PayPal): $18,970
With matching grants: $57,434
Number of youth workers: 265 (kindergarteners through seniors in high school)
Baggies packed: 4,072
Packages delivered: 518
Packages mailed: 181
Number of customers: over 225

Sree Giri Orphanage

Boxes of Love 2013 – $40,251 to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Allowed Feeding America to purchase 201,255 meals for hungry people in Eastern Wisconsin.
Total sales: $23,442 (of that $4,858 were donations)
Minus costs: $3,737 (for ingredients, packaging & mailing)
Total profits: $19,705
With matching grants: $40,215
Number of youth workers: 188 (kindergarteners through seniors in high school)
Treats made: 41,934
Baggies packed: 5,123
Packages delivered: 937
Number of customers: 255
Smallest order: $1
Largest order: $3,739

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Boxes of Love 2012 – $30,126 to Valley View Academy

Purchased 562 desks and chairs for Valley View Academy in Mathare, Kenya.
Sales: $17,986 (of that $4,336 were donations)
Profits: $15,063
With matching grants: $30,126
Number of youth workers: 183 (kindergarteners through seniors in high school)
Treats made: 29,225
Packages delivered: 597
Number of customers: 201

Boxes of Love 2011 – $20,560 to COA Youth and Family Centers

Supported HIP/HIPPY programs of COA Youth and Family Centers.
Sales: $12,972 (of that $4,336 were donations)
Profits: $10,280
With Herzfeld Foundation matching grant: $20,560
Number of youth workers: 118
Treats made: 17,145
Packages delivered: 496
Number of customers: 150

COA Youth and Family Centers

Boxes of Love 2010 – $12,375 to Free the Children

Built a school and water system in Kenya through Free the Children.
Sales: $10,580
Profits: $7,375
With Club Penguin matching grant: $12,375
Number of youth workers: 78
Treats made: 17,300
Packages delivered: 650
Number of customers: 130

Free the Children

The Boxes of Love Story

Boxes of Love was started by the Cochran family in 2006. Started as Bay Attitude by Tatum, with support from sister Trina & mom and dad, Carol and Tim, they organized fundraisers (carwash, haunted house, photo shoot, jewelry sale, casino night, and Boxes of Love) to support a variety of causes.

The girls and their friends enjoyed doing Boxes of Love so much that they continued to grow it for 4 years, eventually reaching $4000 in sales & $2500 in profits.

When the Cochran family moved away, the Katz family took over Boxes of Love. It continues to grow, providing needed funding for many organizations, and a way for Whitefish Bay kids to help others during the holiday season.

Thank you, Tatum, for creating this amazing fundraiser!