The heart behind the bacon.

Over $390,000 raised for our supported charities since 2012!

Bacon Bash Texas supports two causes – Children with Type 1 Diabetes and Niki Warms the Cold.

Each year, we raise funds to be able to provide Continuous Glucose Monitors and Diabetes Camp Scholarships to children with Type 1 Diabetes, as well as make a financial contribution to JDRF to support Type 1 research.

In addition to hosting a coat and blanket drive at Bacon Bash Texas, we also raise funds to support Niki Warms the Cold purchase additional coats, blankets, and other warm winter gear to distribute to homeless people across Texas each winter.

Niki Warms The Cold

Niki Warms the Cold is a charity born in memory of Cranfills Gap native Niki Carlson shortly after her unexpected death. Niki dreamed of keeping coats and blankets in her car to hand out to folks in need. This dream became reality as the seed Niki planted with her family began to grow. Niki Warms the Cold distributes coats and blankets to those in need across the state of Texas. Each year, a portion of Bacon Bash Texas proceeds are donated to Niki Warms the Cold to help fund the purchase of additional coats and blankets.  Bacon Bash also hosts a coat and blanket drive each October at Bacon Bash Texas.

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Type 1 Diabetes

Niki’s cousin, Lexie Finstad, and Cranfills Gap native, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  She was a nine year camper at a specialized diabetes camp in North Texas.  The camp’s main focus was to educate children on their illness and to help instill healthy habits in campers, while connecting them with other children with diabetes.  These specialized camps can make a huge impact in the life of a child with Type 1 Diabetes!  In 2015, Bacon Bash Texas started a scholarship fund to send children with Type 1 Diabetes to specialized diabetes camps.  Scholarships will be fully funded by Bacon Bash Texas proceeds.  Bacon Bash Texas also started a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to children to receive a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with event proceeds.  This system allows remote monitoring of a Type 1 Diabetes patient’s glucose levels and alerts a parent when the child’s levels become dangerous.  Applications for both programs will be available here.  If you know a child (under the age of 18) with Type 1 Diabetes, please be sure to pass application information to their parents!

In 2018 alone, we donated:

to JDRF to aid in T1 research

in T1 Scholarships

to Niki Warms the Cold

We throw a really big party, and we made a really big difference in these kids’ lives!

Gracie B

Age 11, Texas
Camp Scholarship Recipient

Elaib B.

Age 10, Texas
Camp Scholarship Recipient

Lila M.

Age 5, Illinois
CGM Recipient

Emma J.

Age 11, Texas
Camp Scholarship Recipient

Kendal B.

Age 12, Texas
CGM Recipient

Cristian N.

Age 4, Texas
CGM Recipient

Brady K.

Age 9, Texas
Camp Scholarship Recipient

Charlotte W.

Age 9, Georgia
CGM & Camp Scholarship Recipient

Taya S.

Age 8, Texas
Camp Scholarship Recipient

Trinity S.

Age 10, Texas
Camp Scholarship Recipient

Jessica H.

Age 14, Texas
Camp Scholarship Recipient

Henry'Ianna B.

Age 10, Texas
CGM & Camp Scholarship Recipient

Emma B.

Age 16, Texas
Camp Scholarship Recipient

More 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Morgan M. | Emmitt M. | Ty S. |  Lila M. | Cristian N. | Jesi C. | Jackson T. | Cameron B. | Logan N. | Isaac M. | Peighton G. | Emily S. | Remington H.


2019 – 2020 Charitable Partners

Saddleback Leather Co.

Thank you to Saddleback Leather Co. for your partnership this year! With your generous donation, we are able to raise additional funds for 2020 T1D Camp Scholarships.

Want to get involved?

Join our event staff!

Contact Callie Lubke at
or call Root & Roam Creative Studio at
(325) 455-3133
for more information about upcoming opportunities.

Make a Donation!

When you make a donation, all of the funds go directly to our supported charities:

Niki Warms the Cold
Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Thank you for your support!

Go to a Niki Warms The Cold distribution!

Contact Sandi Carlson at
for more information about upcoming distributions.

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