Many of you have asked how you can help us, especially those following us from afar. While we work on products that can ship, we’ve developed a few programs that we hope will do the trick.
The Happy Tails Fund
Our service dogs are beloved bakery family members and essential in helping get employees here happily and safely. They are our companions and hold our lives in their hands, whether guiding us through the streets or signaling a medical need. This fund will help make their space more comfortable, feed them food we can feel better about, and enable many accommodations for their handlers and the disabilities they represent.
Treat it Forward Program
We’re expanding a program we’ve had in the bakery throughout the pandemic, in which customers buy $5 tags that get hung on a decorative birch tree inside the bakery. Whether homeless, budget-conscious or simply without a wallet, a person in need can take it in exchange for a treat or coffee. The love of food unites and heals us; sometimes, we need a little help that this program provides. Now, you can contribute online and know your contributions will help the Carina’s Bakery community.
Licensing and growth opportunities are also in the works!
While in Carina’s Bakery, customers can purchase a Treat it Forward voucher along with their treats. The voucher has a $5 value and is placed on a birch tree located in the middle of the store. In the case someone comes in who is in need, whether it be for financial reasons or simply forgetting their wallet, they can choose to use one of the vouchers like a gift certificate and get a cup or coffee or a little treat of their liking. While there are usually more cards on the tree than get used, it’s a great way to build awareness and philanthropy in the community. The Treat it Forward program also allows Carina to create new giveaways or programs to help customers and the community. The concept also helps clear the counters for new products!
Whether you stop by & choose to purchase a $5 voucher to place on the tree, or are currently in need of a little treat, Carina’s Bakery welcomes you to come say hello and check it out. Thanks to our supportive community, the bakery can make ideas like the Treat it Forward program come to life. Give the bakery a call at 503-339-3187 to learn more.
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