Who We Are
A grass roots organization born out of a simple act of kindness in 2007, we believe in the power of a kind gesture, and a delicious cookie, to change hearts and effect change.
Through the generosity of the gaming community we’ve raised over $605,799. All money we raise goes to support kids all over the world. We harness the power of cookies to unite gamers and non-gamers alike through giving and baking.
The Cookie Brigade is a registered 501(3)(c) (EIN: 81-2059580), established in Washington State.
It all started in 2007, when two Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) attendees baked cookies to give them out to their fellow con-goers. They wanted no money in return, only a chance to bring a little bit of kindness and joy into the lives of strangers. Their efforts were met with an overwhelmingly positive response, with many recipients insisting on compensating them for their efforts. They decided that any money they received would be donated to charity and thus, a movement was born!
We’re proud to be a 100% volunteer-run organization and officially incorporated as a non-profit in 2016. The Cookie Brigade’s growth and success is fully attributed to the steadfast support of our active volunteer community.
Our brigadiers often share fun stories of how they first heard of us or when they first got involved with the Cookie Brigade. We’d love for you to be a part of our story. Consider joining us to help us further our delicious mission!