Cookies and Brownies to support the Gulf

The News Leader

June 17, 2010 3:14:39 PM PDT
How would you like to help the victims of the gulf oil spill while satisfying your sweet tooth? One local bakery is heating up its ovens to help those in need.

Emily Dubner is a NY baker hoping to spread good fortune with her cookies and brownies. One of the treats she makes is sugar cookies.

"We sell a lot of sugar cookies," she said.

Dubner has always enjoyed baking and giving back to her community. She combined these interests by having her company bake for good causes.

Dubner's bakery is like an on line bake sale. She has no storefront, so all orders are placed on line.

More importantly, 15 percent of every sale goes to charity, which the customer gets to select.

Last week, Dubner added the Gulf Coast Fund as a charity partner. It has quickly become a customer favorite.

"Almost half our customers so far are selecting the gulf coast fun as the charity of their choice," said Dubner.

LaTosha Brown, a representative for the Gulf Coast Fund, was thrilled that Dubner sought them out.

"She's our cookie making angel," Brown said.

The Gulf Coast Fund was started 5 years ago.

"We were founded as a response to Katrina and we fund grassroots community work right on the ground in the region, said Brown.

The recent Gulf oil spill caused another round of community efforts.

Dubner gave up her consulting job to launch Baking for Good.

LINK Baking for Good


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