Cookie Cook-Off raises money for non-profit

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The holidays are always filled with sweet treats, but cookies serve a different meaning Tuesday to one local non-profit.

Colorado Mesa University's Accounting Club was hosting their annual Cookie Cook-Off on Tuesday, as a fun holiday event.

Dozens of cookies were available for students and faculty to taste for the small fee of $5. The money collected is going to United Way Mesa County, a non-profit that aims to meet human service needs like education, income and health throughout the county.

The organization’s marketing director says that while they get donations from businesses a lot, events like this Cookie Cook-Off are a fun way to inform others about the program's mission.

"It’s a way that we get more people to know about united way, like students,” said marketing director Honora Swanson Bober. “They can donate as low as 5 dollars and it helps the overall cause of united way."

Last year, the Cookie Cook-Off raised hundreds of dollars for the organization. People voted for their favorite cookie in addition to giving back to the community.

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