A Maple Ridge bakery is helping out at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and has pledged to donate a percentage of summer sales to a community cause.
Like last year, this time too, Hansel and Gretel Bakery will be raising funds to help one of the main beneficiaries of the Canucks for Kids Fund, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
For Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, cookies symbolize comfort and warmth. Chantelle Bowel, in charge of business and youth partnerships, wants the organization’s cookie jar to be always full, that is to say that comfort and warmth are always available for the children and families of the Hospice. .
“It is our promise to children and families that there will always be comfort for the soul. It is part of our heart-centered philosophy of care.
Throughout the year, several bakeries participate in the Cookies for Canuck Place campaign. The local bakery has joined a network of small businesses that regularly support Canuck Hospice. Claudia Storer, chef and owner of the local bakery, said 75% of sales of their special Canuck Place cookie will go to the cause.
Their month-long campaign will kick off from Feb. 18, Storer said.
Bowel explained that bakery participation has taken off over the past two years. Many bakeries have joined their Canuck Place Cookie Club – a network of businesses that donate a portion of proceeds from baked goods to Canuck Place.
Storer said some of their regulars have used the services of Canuck Place Hospice and that has inspired her to contribute.
“The services they provide are much needed in the community. There are people who really need it,” Storer added.
Funds raised through the collective efforts of bakeries, schools and other donors will help Canuck Place Children’s Hospice operate its programs free of charge for families living in its facilities. The money could help manage respite care, end-of-life services, bereavement counselling, music therapy sessions and other initiatives.
Bowel said his team’s goal is to raise at least $15,000 through the Cookie for Canuck Place campaign.
“We are very grateful for the support from Maple Ridge Bakery. It really warms our hearts and means a lot,” Bowel said.
Besides bakeries, the general public can also contribute directly by visiting canuckplace.org/cookie. Bowel encouraged people to start their own fundraiser to raise money. Some ideas on how to fundraise are listed on the website.
Storer thanked the staff at Canuck Place and said, “They are some of the kindest and most amazing people we have had the pleasure of working with. They turn very difficult days into manageable and memorable days for BC’s sickest children and their families. We are very proud to have the opportunity to partner with them. »
The non-profit organization celebrates Cookie Day on February 28 every year and the campaign runs throughout the month of February.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice was started in November 1995. Currently, they have two locations in British Columbia – Vancouver and Abbotsford.
The Hansel and Gretel Bakery is located at 22777 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge. For more information, people can call the local bakery at 778-999-6877.
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