DC woman bakes cookies to raise money for Harvey victims

The cookies were the same shape as the State of Texas.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Baking is Elizabeth Mahon’s passion. It’s a passion she discovered just a few years ago.

“I have always loved creating things,” said Mahon.

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Since then, she’s started her own cookie company, District Baking Co. Since perfecting her decorating skills, she’s sold thousands of cookies.

After seeing the devastation Hurricane Harvey brought to Houston, she decided to use her passion to jump into action for the victims. What’s the perfect way to help? Texas shaped cookies, of course. She’s been mass producing them, getting ready to sell them for her fundraiser Sunday.

Just by word of mouth and through social media, she’s already been able to raise $400. Her goal is to reach $5,000 by the end of the weekend.

All donations will go directly to the faculty and students at Cypress Creek High School in Houston. Many of the people there were heavily impacted by the storm.

Mahon knows first hand what devastation a hurricane like Harvey can bring. She and her family were affected by Hurricane Charlie when she was living in Florida.

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“My family lost a lot, and many of my friends lost everything. For me to be able to give back, especially to high school students is really important because I’ve been there and it wasn’t a good feeling,” said Mahon.

Mahon will have a booth at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE,  this Sunday for her fundraiser. She will start at 10 a.m. until she is completely sold out. 


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