Her Campus NYU chatted with Sarah Haueisen who hosted She's the First's Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off at NYU! Find out what inspired her to be a part of the organization, who she hopes to sponsor with the profits, and how you can get involved in the future!
HC NYU: What made you decide to participate in the She's The First bake-Off?
SH:I heard about She's the First through Her Campus NYU, and it struck me for a few reasons. First of all, the organization uses the money to advocate for girls in developing nations who want an education. Who doesn't like that? Second of all, She's the First makes fundraising and volunteering accessible to many people. Anyone can bake a cupcake, and even better, anyone can buy a cupcake. It really shows how something small like a bake sale can have a big impact.
HC NYU:What did you do to raise awareness for the sale?
SH:We kept it pretty simple: fliers, word of mouth, and Facebook. We posted some (in my opinion) very enticing photos of our cupcakes to lure buyers! Next year we hope to add Twitter and campus-wide advertisements.
HC NYU:Are you interested in working with She's the First in the future?
SH:I'm definitely interested in continuing to work with She's the First! Right now I'm gauging interest in starting a campus chapter, as well as looking for volunteers for the next bake sale.
HC NYU:How many people did you get to participate in the sale and how much money did you wind up raising?
SH:We actually only had a few volunteers this year, but we raised about $200, which was great for the size of the bake sale.
HC NYU:In what country did you choose to sponsor a girl's education?
SH:I chose to sponsor girls in Sudan. Being one of the poorest countries in the world, many parents in Sudan can't afford to send their children to school. The program works really closely with the village that they sponsor to ensure that they are best serving the needs of the girls in the village.