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Make a Merry Difference

Created January 10, 2017
When you sign up to host a cookie exchange, you’ll have the opportunity to help Toys for Tots collect toys and donations for children in need.

How to Host a Cookie Exchange

  1. Sign up - Bonus: The first 1,000 hosts will receive a special cookie-making kit from Betty Crocker, including a Toys for Tots train-shaped cookie cutter! 
  2. Invite Your Guests -After you sign up, we"ll provide a special E-invitation from Evite® that you can personalize and send to your guests.  
  3. Make a Merry Difference – Encourage your friends and family members to bring cookies to share (yum!) as well as a toy or donation to Toys for Tots. You can choose to donate online or collect cash and checks at the party. Find a Toys for Tots drop-off location here
  4. Get Creative – We’ve got cookie recipe ideas and downloadable printables to decorate your party!

Our Families Need Help

Here at Betty Crocker, we get pretty excited about the holidays and want it to be a special time for all families. The not-so-jolly reality is that more than 16 million U.S. children currently live in poverty and may not receive any toys this holiday. This year, we have the opportunity to help these families make merry memories by collecting donations. And the fun starts by doing what we do best — bake!

How You Can Get Involved

Our goal is for 1,000 (or more!) Betty friends to sign up to host a cookie exchange and collect donations for Toys for Tots. It’s that easy to make a merry difference! P.S. If you’re interested in helping Toys for Tots year-round, you can visit

Decorating Ideas & Printables

Our Commitment to Make a Merry Difference

We at Betty Crocker are giving $50,000 to help Toys for Tots deliver more than 3,500 toys to families in need.* That means 2,000 more children will have a reason to smile this holiday. In addition, many of us will be hosting our own cookie exchanges and collecting donations just like you can! 

So what are you waiting for?! Sign Up Now

*Two toys valued at $20 per child. (Marine Toys for Tots Foundation)