Thursday, March 22, 2012

spreading some love

my little cupcake is proud to be a part of the chittenden county community with locations in both essex junction and burlington. since we’ve opened in january of 2011, we have been able to donate to so many terrific charities and local events and continue to do so into 2012. each month, several donation requests come in to our email inbox, each appealing for donations of cupcakes or gift certificates.  so far, we’ve been able to donate thousands of dollars worth of cupcakes to help our community and its organizations thrive to achieve their missions and give back to the community we all love.
many of our customers ask what we do with the leftover cupcakes at the end of the day if they don’t sell. we know that you’d love to buy discounted cupcakes but we’re giving those cupcakes to people in need! in 2011 alone, my little cupcake was able to donate over $3,000 worth of cupcakes to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. we continue to donate to the food shelf when we have leftover cupcakes at the end of the day.

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last fall we were also proud to give back to those who were hurt by the irene catastrophe. 10% of our sales for the first weekend in september were donated to the Vermont Irene Flood Relief Fund.  since opening our new store in downtown burlington, we’ve also been able to donate cupcakes to the Burlington Housing Authority and the families of the Vermont National Guard. gift certificates have also been donated for silent auctions to support C.U.F.F Cancer (partnering with Camp Ta-Kum-Ta) and the Stella Thomas Fund, a fund created to help a local family whose newborn was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer.
we take pride in our community and while we cannot fulfill every request that comes in for donations, we do what we can to help!
to learn more about the organizations my little cupcake has donated to, please click on the links above and feel free to help!  if you’d like my little cupcake to donate to your organization, please visit our website to find our donation request form and send it on over!

stay sweet,
my little cupcake

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