According to the Department of Defense, since 9/11 4,952 children have lost a parent in the military. I wanted to make it easier for the rest of the country to help these families
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 8, 2009
Are You on the List?, a national fundraising effort benefiting Operation Homefront, went live today on Katyslist.org. The altruistic venture, started by Kathleen Frantz, is set to raise several million dollars to be put towards aiding families who have lost a head of household in the military.
Founded by Kathleen Frantz, a classically trained chef with more than twenty years of experience in the culinary world, Katyslist.org raises funds through the sale of Frantz's lines of "Better for You Foods" consisting of Katy's My OH Mega™ cookies. Each product contains a card with a code inviting consumers to join Katyslist.org by entering the code at Katyslist.org. The site's list tracks and sorts participation according to the codes entered, and by the products purchased by companies.
"According to the Department of Defense, since 9/11 4,952 children have lost a parent in the military. I wanted to make it easier for the rest of the country to help these families," says Frantz. "Even the smallest thing can make a big difference collectively. Supporters of Katyslist.org get a tasty "Better for You Snack" and the opportunity to help families with children left behind of soldiers who were killed or disabled while serving our country. I think often families in this situation can be overlooked and I want to change that."
In the fall of 2008 Frantz read an article about two families that were 'left behind' after military deaths in their families. Frantz thought it was unimaginable to first lose a spouse in the military, then have to pick up the pieces. This inspired her to partner with Operation Homefront, an organization with a strong commitment to providing for troops in military and their families.
"Kathleen has a huge heart and we appreciate her hard work and dedication," says Angela Leahy, Director of Major Gifts at Operation Homefront. "Every bit helps of course, but we're hoping Katyslist.org raises awareness and funds for our organization."
Truly a guilt free contribution, the products that Katy's My OH Mega snacks are packed with 60 milligrams of Omega 3, 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and are made with 100% whole grain. Fifty percent of the profits will be donated directly to Operation Homefront's new Bridging Program, which helps families that are having problems making ends meet. My OH Mega snacks are available in four flavors: chocolate peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut, country fruit and cashew, and chocolate chunk. MY OH Mega snacks can be ordered through Katyslist.org; a dozen snacks are $27 and come with a free, limited edition t-shirt. The t-shirt is also for sale by itself on Katyslist.org, as is a tote bag.
Katyslist.org is a national fundraising endeavor hosted and supported by Katy's LLC, a Chicago-based wholesale baking business. In 2004 Kathleen Frantz founded Katy's LLC, a business focused on recipe development and retail marketing of gourmet quality bakery products.
About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency and morale assistance for our troops, the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters nationwide, and has provided critical assistance to more than 45,000 military families in need. Operation Homefront also hosts the Web community Operation Homefront Online. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.operationhomefront.net or http://www.homefrontonline.com.