Home Education Association
Established in 1984
P.O. Box 10013
Jackson TN. 38308
Every year West Tennessee Homeschoolers bake and gather 180-dozen cookies for the Homeschool Capital Hill and Rally Day. These cookies are then delivered to the office staff of our Legislative Representatives and Senators by homeschoolers from all over Tennessee as a way of saying Thank You and as a doorway to educate those who have misgivings about homeschooling and the parents ability to educate their children. This year it is more important than ever. Following the horrific child abuse crimes committed by the Turpin’s, using homeschooling as a cloak to conceal their crimes, international, national & local media have called for tighter regulation of homeschoolers.
We cannot do this alone we need your help!!
Check out the Cookie Bake-off competition. All ages are welcome to compete.
- We need drop-off locations. (Cookies are gathered from all over West Tn. Some people can make the trip to Jackson others cannot so they need another place to take the cookies)
- We need help bagging the cookies for the trip to Nashville, March 13, 2018.
- We need Judges for the Bake-off Competition, March 13, 2018.
For more information about Cookie Day & the volunteer positions see below.
Specifics Cookie preparation:
- Home baked cookies that don’t crumble easily and ship well are needed.
- Cookies should be packed in zip lock bags or the equivalent of.
- Label the bag with the type of cookie your name and contact information.
- Drop off cookies by Tuesday, March 13, 2018, before 9:00 a.m. Call (731) 784-8117 for the closest drop-off location.
If you would like to volunteer to be a drop-off location for your area, just fill out the form below. Drop-off locations inside and outside Jackson area are needed. We need the cookies to be delivered to Woodland Baptist Church by 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Gift bag preparation: Gift bags are assembled at
Woodland Baptist Church
365 Wallace Road, Jackson, TN.
We will begin bagging at 9:15 a.m. If you can help bag the cookies call (731) 784-8117. or fill out the form above.
What is Cookie Day?
On Cookie Day we gather the 180 dozen cookies that have been baked by home school families from all over West Tennessee for Rally Day. Volunteers then assemble bags with a variety of one dozen cookies in each bag. Then the cookies are transported to Nashville for Rally Day.
Cookies for Rally Day... why?
This is the MOST IMPORTANT Home School Event of the Year!!
Home schoolers from all over Tennessee join together to bring a positive image of home education to our lawmakers. By doing so, we corporately bring a strong message to those who make our laws that we are a large voting block and that home education is thriving in Tennessee. We also remind them that the rights of parents guaranteed by our state laws must be protected. Besides holding our lawmakers accountable, it is also important that we show our appreciation for their support and to say, “Thank you.”
One of the many ways we do this is by hosting a Capitol Hill Rally and Reception Day
(Rally Day). On Rally Day we, the home schoolers of TN, invite the legislators to visit with us as we present a program highlighting our children's skills and achievements. Honoring the legislators who have been instrumental in protecting our freedoms is an integral part of the program. After the rally, we treat them to a lunch reception. Following the reception, home school families and support groups from all over Tennessee deliver beautiful gift bags of fresh cookies to every office on Capitol Hill. Receiving the cookies and meeting the home schoolers who deliver them is one of our representatives’ favorite parts of Rally Day. This is a personal touch that our civil servants anticipate and appreciate each year. This is why we bake 180 dozen cookies each year and package them so nicely the Monday before Rally Day.
Please use your best creative baking skills and help us gather an assortment of cookies for Cookie Day.
Thank you for all you do to help keep homeschooling legal!
(c) copyright 2011 West Tennessee Home Education Association
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
We need your help baking cookies for Rally Day.