Become a Monthly Supporter
and join DABSJ's Cookie Society
Give something sweet by making an ongoing monthly donation to children and families. The Cookie Society was inspired by a beloved story from DABSJ’s history involving the Great Depression, a kind-hearted Dominican Sister caring for our children, and some giant cookies.
DABSJ's monthly giving program, the Cookie Society, was inspired by a story from the organization's past...
During the Great Depression, it was decided the children of St. John’s Home (what is now DABSJ’s Residential Treatment program) would only get one cookie a day. Sister Leo Mergener, who managed food services at the time, complied…by baking each child a cookie almost as large as their head! You can imagine the joy on the children’s faces!
The story of Sister Leo and the cookies illustrates how big hearts can make a big impact. Just like those giant cookies filled the children’s hearts with happiness, your monthly support can make all the difference for kids and families in West Michigan!