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Shared Beat

Our mission is to empower children and their families through health and wellness care and education so they can achieve self-reliance and a positive future.

We believe that health influences children's success and that good health is more effectively achieved through family and community involvement.

Cook to Share
June 1 - July 31, 2020

Today would have been my Dad's 91st Birthday and I baked an applesauce cake in his memory.  His mother baked this cake every year at Christmas just for him and it was his favorite cake.  When my grandmother could no longer keep up the tradition she taught me and I made certain that Dad had his applesauce cake each and every year.  Let me share this recipe with you.

My father and I shared another favorite.  Shared Beat was his favorite nonprofit organization.  He went to Gatemala with the group on seven occasions; holding and caring for the children he came to love.  He also ran, with my brother, our auctions and became a volunteer of the year.  Together my father and I traveled to Guatemala and shared our love of caring for others.

Today I ask you to join me in celebrating my Dad by baking an applesauce cake and supporting Shared Beat.  Simply give me your vote and we will continue the work of helping the children of Guatemala.  He would love seeing these two favorites joined together for a good cause. 

Love you Dad.


                       Grandmother's Applesauce Cake

1 cup Butter

2 cup Sugar

2 tsp Cinnamon

2 tsp Nutmeg

1 tsp Allspice

1 tsp Ground Cloves

2  tsp Baking Soda

2 cup Unsweetened applesauce

3 cup Flour

2 cup Nuts   optional

2 cup Raisins (dredged in flour)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Prepare 2 loaf pans.

Cream the butter and the sugar together until light.  Add the applesauce, raisins, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and soda.  Mix well.  Add the flour.  Split between 2 prepared loaf pans.  Bake in slow oven about 1 hour.  Toothpick should come out clean when done.


Donations2Date: $2,636

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Linda Cook $35.00 8/1/2020 I have wonderful memories of your father in Guatemala and at the auctions. I still have the audio version of his humorous book.
Kimberly Riojas $200.00 7/31/2020 Good luck Marie!!
Lindy Stork $45.00* 7/27/2020
Anonymous Donor $75.00* 7/27/2020
James & Linda Dunn $40.00* 7/25/2020
Barbara Skipper $75.00* 7/9/2020 Godd bless you as you help the children.
Anonymous Donor $100.00* 6/16/2020
Brandon Hjella $100.00 6/15/2020
John & Cheryl Schilab $50.00* 6/15/2020 In memory of Don.
Larissa Hafner $100.00 6/13/2020
Anonymous Donor $515.00 6/12/2020 We sure miss Mr. Don. So glad our paths crossed so many years ago. Love to you Marie and great success with the fundraiser.
Angie Lemmons $200.00* 6/12/2020
Robert Frolichstein $110.00 6/10/2020
Kim Settineri $100.00 6/10/2020 In honor of Papu xxxx
Pamela Dwyer $50.00 6/10/2020 What a great story about your father!!! I love all you do for this organization as it’s such a great cause!! Miss you Marie!!
Anonymous Donor $26.25 6/10/2020
Anonymous Donor $105.00 6/10/2020
Kim and David Pipes $50.00 6/9/2020 So happy to celebrate your sweet dad and help to continue your great work and support of the Camino Seguro community and beyond in Guatemala.
Karen Olguin $55.00 6/5/2020 Want to bake this apple sauce cake soon
Sue Comstock $50.00 6/2/2020 Love you Marie and miss your Dad. He would indeed be proud of you and this joint venture!
LYNN CORNELIUS $200.00 6/1/2020
Anne R Yeakel $105.00 5/31/2020 Love the story about your dad.
Darcie Zarlingo $50.00 5/30/2020
Jeanne Buchanan $100.00 5/30/2020
Mary H Morton $100.00 5/30/2020
* offline donation