ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Mayo Hospice Volunteers worked to bring holiday cheer to those who were in need.
280 dozen cookies were baked and brought to current hospice patients and caregivers who simply do not have the time to bake themselves.
Workers began cookie preparations at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Canadian Honker Events Center.
Volunteers made eight different kinds of cookies, including “thumbprint,” ribbon-spritz, candied pretzel and toffee cookies.
All of the baking was expected to be finished by 4 p.m.
“Well I think everybody here are just really kind hearted people to do the volunteer work that they do even outside of the cookie bake,” said Mayo Clinic Hospice Volunteer and Nurse Kathy Dale. “I think when somebody receives a gift like that, they are apt to pass it on in another way. There’s nothing more heart-warming to see a great big smile when you show up at the door with a plate of beautiful cookies that they can share with their family over the holidays.”
After baking, volunteers will package the treats on plates they decorated in preparation for Wednesday’s delivery day.
This is the fourth year in a row that Mayo Clinic volunteers have done a large-scale Cookie Bake.