Since moving into their dressing room, Lauren Carlos (10) and Drea Gordon (12), who play Susan Waverly, have been having a blast with White Christmas and have become great friends.
One night during a sleepover, the girls decorated several dozen gingerbread cookies and brought them to rehearsal the following morning to share with fellow cast & crew members. The cookies were in such high demand that the girls decided to sell them for 50 cents a piece with all proceeds going to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. And "Cookies for a Cause" was born!
The girls keep bringing in homemade cookies and selling them almost too fast to keep up with. As of last saturday, they've raised over $200! Lauren says. "At our half-hour call, the stage manager announced what kind of cookie we had, and all 70 cookies were sold in one evening!"
Drea has high hopes for the pair's charity of choice..."Our goal is going to be to raise $400" she says. "I think we can do it!"
So far the cookies have ranged from gingerbread, to pumpkin chocolate chip, and candy cane shortbread. Their fundraiser is doing so well that the girls have started asking for donations of cookies to sell!