Funds raised will help support communities worldwide recovering from hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes, humanitarian crises and other disasters
Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2023) – From March 14 to April 25, 2023, Ted Lasso fans can help communities worldwide recover from disasters by supporting a nationwide cookie raffle benefiting the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP).
CDP is partnering with Sarmie Sisters Sweets for the Ted Lasso Cookie Raffle to bring delicious inspirational cookies for lucky fans to enjoy in time for the award-winning comedy-drama series Ted Lasso’s season 3 finale.
Bakers with a purpose
Sisters Priscilla Sarmiento-Gupana and Angela Ocasek of Sarmie Sisters Sweets have been baking scrumptious, beautifully decorated cookies and cakes since childhood and began sharing their work on social media in 2016.
Based in Illinois, Dr. Sarmiento-Gupana, a pediatrician, honored health care workers through the “Health Hero” cookie series. The cookies featured detailed images of those leading COVID-19 pandemic response efforts and saving lives in Illinois and nationwide.
In 2021, Sarmiento-Gupana joined four other talented bakers in the Food Networks Christmas Cookie Challenge.
Cookies for a cause
Now, Sarmie Sisters Sweets is supporting communities on the long road to recovery from disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes as well as humanitarian crises worldwide through its partnership with CDP.
“Much of the work I do, be it in my professional life or through my cookie art, is focused on serving others and bringing awareness to communities in need,” said Sarmiento-Gupana. “CDP is uniquely positioned to provide help directly where it is needed, when it is needed, and I am very proud to be collaborating with this incredible organization.”
Ted Lasso Cookie Raffle tickets are available through RallyUp beginning today until April 25, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET, the day after episode 6 of season 3 premieres on Apple TV+. Donors can also text “Believe” to (855) 202-2100 to make a gift or purchase raffle tickets.
Seven winners will be randomly drawn on April 26, 2023 at 11:59 a.m. ET. They will receive their cookies in time for Ted Lasso’s season finale.
Raffle prizes are:
- Nate Makes His Choice (Prize 1): One winner will receive two dozen Ted Lasso-themed cookies.
- A Team Plus One (Prize 2): One winner will receive a dozen Ted Lasso-themed cookies.
- “BELIEVE” The Lasso Way (Prize 3): Five winners will receive 10 “BELIEVE” sign cookies.
Sarmie Sisters Sweets is donating all proceeds from the raffle to CDP.
“I am awed by Priscilla and Angela and their ability to blend their passion for baking, their love for Ted Lasso and their commitment to helping others into this incredible opportunity,” said Patricia McIlreavy, president and CEO of CDP. “CDP is honored and thankful to Sarmie Sisters Sweets for choosing us as their partner.”
The raffle is open to all who agree to have their winnings mailed to a U.S. or Canada address and are at least 18 years old. To see the complete raffle rules and terms, including eligibility, visit https://go.rallyup.com/ted-lasso-cookie-raffle/Campaign/Details.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy mobilizes philanthropy to strengthen communities’ ability to withstand disasters and recover equitably when they occur. It provides expert advice and resources while managing domestic and international disaster funds on behalf of corporations, foundations and individuals through targeted, holistic and localized grantmaking. Find out more at disasterphilanthropy.org and on Twitter @funds4disaster.