'Cookies for a Cause' event raises money for Waukesha Christmas parade victims, community fund
MUKWONAGO, Wis. (CBS 58) -- It was a busy start Wednesday morning, Dec. 22, as dozens of people stopped by St. James Catholic Church in Mukwonago to buy some sugar cookies.
"It's wonderful that the community is like this and all the people come together. We're just like a big family," said Derek Poglitsch, transportation manager at Lakeview Critical Care EMS.
LindenGrove Communities, St. James Parish and Elegant Farmer teamed up to bring out individuals and families alike, for "Cookies for a Cause."
"It affects everyone, not just the people who were there. The whole nation was very aware of what happened," said LindenGrove Communities Senior Living Sales Counselor Deb Holtan.
For a minimum donation of $2, people could support the Waukesha County Community Fund and the family of 8-year-old Jackson Sparks.
Sparks was the youngest of the six people killed when Darrell Brooks drove through the Waukesha Christmas parade in November.
Sparks' older brother Tucker was hurt and is recovering.
"I'm really good friends with Tucker and I've known him for a while now, so I just want to support him," said 12-year-old Braden Butz.
The Cookies for a Cause fundraiser ends at 1 p.m.
Organizers say people can still give a monetary donation to St. James Parish or directly to the Waukesha County Community Foundation fund.
UPDATE: “Cookies for a Cause” sold all 1000 cookies by 12:45 p.m. and raised $4,423.#WaukeshaChristmasParadepic.twitter.com/VJ5oXlMJTs— Kim Shine (@KimShineCBS58) December 22, 2021