underemployed single parents. We work with the Department of Human Services to hire people through the TANF program (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), whose goal is to help people gain self-sufficiency through retraining and re-employment.
food to people through local organizations that are serving homeless and underemployed communities. In addition to filling donation requests to a wide variety of organizations, we give every week to Birch Community Services, Northeast Emergency Food Program, Portland Victory Church, and Set Free Seattle.
financially to our local children’s hospitals to help cure childhood disease. 2016 marks the beginning of our “Buy a Smile, Help a Child” campaign. Half of the profits from the sale of these cute cookies will go directly to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, and Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle.
underprivileged children in our communities. We sponsor children in North Portland through the BTown Kids program, which is operated by Because People Matter, a local non-profit. BTown Kids serves children and their families by providing healthy meals, education, and activities, all geared toward building healthy communities, bridging gaps, and connecting kids with people who care for them.
for our environment by recycling, re-purposing, composting, conserving, and shopping local. All of these measures are in place and we plan to improve our numbers every year. We are committed to keeping waste to a minimum and out of the landfills. It’s the right thing to do.
with other local businesses with the goal of using business as a force for good. With the launch of the new website, we will begin blogging about events we hold to give away product, raise money for cool causes, or just have some fun! We hope to see you there!
the joy! Whether it’s just a smile, a box of cookies, or a whole rack of bread, we want to be a positive force in our communities! We are determined to be the friendliest bakery in the Northwest, and we also strive to do business with open hands and open hearts.