WESTFIELD NJ — Westfield High School freshmen Ava Aronowitz, Brooke Horowitz and Emily Constable, founders of the school’s mental health awareness club, Every Mind Matters, look to make a meaningful impact in their community one cookie at a time.
Coming together after a club meeting in early April, the freshmen decided to host a virtual bake sale and donate proceeds to the Jed Foundation, an organization dedicated to sharing mental health awareness in adolescents and young adults.
The club seeks to expend its reach beyond Westfield High School.
“We want to get the whole town involved,” Horowitz said.
All the baked goods will be homemade and hand delivered to individual homes. The items will be sold in sets and will include brownies, cupcakes, cake pops and different types of cookies.
“Raising money for this awareness and taking part in the fundraiser is helping someone either now or in the long run,” Aronowitz said. “I cannot contain the excitement I have to start this, and I hope everyone that’s participating experience the same joy too.”
Each order will be packaged with a card revealing a mental health fact or a positive message.
“We want to inform people so that they can pass it on,” Constable said. “It’ll really get everyone involved and we’ll keep developing and growing as a club too.”
The girls hope to show their community the difference that each order can make in raising mental health awareness and helping provide the resources to those who need it.
“They are not only buying the baked goods,” Horowitz said. “They are helping benefit mental health, the JED foundation and our club.”
The bake sale is open to Westfield residents only. Purchases can be made by filling out the order form.
All orders must be placed by May 7 and deliveries will take place about two weeks after the order deadline. For additional inquiries, message the Every Mind Matters club via Instagram.
Annika Vesuna is a student at Westfield High School Participating in a journalism program with TAPinto Westfield.
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