Still shopping? Consider socially conscious giving with Greyston Bakery

Here’s a great gift idea that will allow you to give a wonderful holiday gift, support our community in Westchester, and feel good about spending your money, all at the same time: buy and give delicious baked goods from Greyston Bakery, in Yonkers. The tag line from their website explains it best:

Bakers on a Mission: We don’t hire people to bake brownies, we bake brownies to hire people.

The Greyston organization is not just a bakery, but a network of community based support, helping to bring people out of poverty by giving them jobs, training and personal development skills.  Anyone who comes through their doors with a desire to work will be given a chance, no questions asked, regardless of past history. This cornerstone of their organization allows people to turn their lives around and build successful careers, in a corner of our county where almost 20% of the residents live below the poverty line.

My large order of brownies arrived this week and I gave out the first batch last night to a group of twelve-year-old Girl Scouts who were delighted to receive their chocolate treats! They were also fascinated to learn about the Bakery and its mission. I’ll be giving out small boxes of brownies as favors during my next holiday party, and I ordered larger boxes as professional gifts. I hope these gifts will spread the word about this great organization.

It feels great to take care of my holiday shopping and do good in the world at the same time. Keep Greyston in mind for your gifts, not just now but all year long.

Ordering online is so easy! Please check out their website for more information and to place your orders:

…and have a very Happy Day, Westchester!

3 thoughts on “Still shopping? Consider socially conscious giving with Greyston Bakery

  1. this is such a fantastic idea! the best of the holiday season is when people use the opportunity to open their hearts — to those they know as well as those they don’t know personally. giving these bakery treats for holiday gifts will let the receiver know you care, that he or she is special to you. and at the same time you are helping someone else make a difference in his or her own life. great idea…happy holidays!

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