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KAFB Spouses "Make Cake Not Hate"

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Alexa Lecureux bakes her famous pudding chocolate chip cookies on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, July 8, 2020. Alexa was the lead organizer of the “Make Cake Not Hate” virtual bake sale that donates 100% of the proceeds to various charitable organizations across the local Albuquerque community.

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Alexa Lecureux poses with a fresh batch of her famous pudding chocolate chip cookies on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, July 8, 2020. Alexa was the lead organizer of the “Make Cake Not Hate” virtual bake sale that donates 100% of the proceeds to various charitable organizations across the local Albuquerque community.

woman bakes cookies

Alexa Lecureux bakes her famous pudding chocolate chip cookies on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, July 8, 2020. Alexa was the lead organizer of the “Make Cake Not Hate” virtual bake sale that donates 100% of the proceeds to various charitable organizations across the local Albuquerque community.

Woman bakes cookies

Alexa Lecureux bakes her famous pudding chocolate chip cookies on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, July 8, 2020. Alexa was the lead organizer of the “Make Cake Not Hate” virtual bake sale that donates 100% of the proceeds to various charitable organizations across the local Albuquerque community.

Woman bakes cookies

Alexa Lecureux bakes her famous pudding chocolate chip cookies on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, July 8, 2020. Alexa was the lead organizer of the “Make Cake Not Hate” virtual bake sale that donates 100% of the proceeds to various charitable organizations across the local Albuquerque community.

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

A dedicated group of Team Kirtland military spouses started the “Make Cake Not Hate” fundraiser. This virtual bake sale donated 100% of the proceeds to various charitable organizations throughout the local Albuquerque, New Mexico community.   

“We have several awesome volunteers who have some amazing sweet treats to offer those who are interested in donating,” said Alexa Lecureux. “The donations we receive will go right into the local community.”

Each volunteer baker was able to choose which organization they wanted to donate their proceeds to. The organizations selected by the bakers include Locker #505, Watermelon Ranch, SAFE House, CasaQ, The Barrett Foundation, ABQ Bio Park and Zoo, Albuquerque Heading Home and the ABQ Branch of the NAACP. 

“I was scrolling on social media one day and saw a similar event going on,” said Alexa. “I decided that I wanted to make it happen for Kirtland because it’s just a really cool way to give back.”

Some of the sweet treats that were available to order included mochi, cake pops, Filipino Ensaymada bread, fudge and a wide variety of specialty cupcakes and cookies.

Thanks to Ashley and the rest of the team of bakers, nearly $2,000 was raised for the local community.  Although sales have ended, the spouses are considering future fundraisers. For updates on future sales, visit https://www.facebook.com/Milspouses-Make-Cake-Not-Hate-101647914946866