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Gingerbread Wishes For Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area
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Gingerbread Wishes For Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

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Updated: 28 December 2016
One Market Restaurant hosts an annual Gingerbread Wishes each November as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. The ‘dessert with a purpose’ charitable outreach initiative gives 100 percent of the cookie sale proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Cookies For A Cause

Guests pay $10 for a cookie decorating kit, which comes with a star-shaped gingerbread cookie by house Pastry Chef Patti Dellamonica-Bauler, cream cheese icing, sprinkles, and candy toppings. One Market has hosted the charitable event annually since 2006, and has raised more than $161,000 for the foundation. This sum translates to 21 wishes granted to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

One Market Restaurant, 1 Market St., San Francisco CA +1 415 777 5577

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, founded in 1984, has since granted over 6,000 wishes and has become one of the largest chapters in the nation. In November 2013, the Bay Area branch got quite a bit of media attention for Miles’ Wish to be Batkid, in which Miles, a 5-year-old in remission for leukemia, confronted evildoers with his hero counterpart. The crowd at City Hall during this event was estimated to be 20,000 strong. While this wish happened to gain a lot of media traction and public attention, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area’s mission is dedicated to each individual child and wish. The Greater Bay Area branch grants about 340 wishes per year. Here are some ways to help.