Wednesday, December 2

Sweet Treats For A Cause

by THERIZ LIZEL R. SILVANO

TYPHOON ROLLY and Ulysses brought tragic wind and rain, leaving many residents and pets stuck on their rooftops and trapped in floodwaters. 

Due to Filipinos’ bayanihan, concerned citizens and groups who are willing to donate to the victims of the typhoon announced their donation drives through social media platforms. 

However, it is imperative for sponsors and donors to identify which donation drive they plan to contribute to especially since some use fake fundraising initiatives, names, and groups to get money from people.

Aside from featuring and supporting online food businesses, The Flame provides a list of dessert shops that donate a portion of their earnings to the victims of typhoon Rolly and Ulysses through their chosen organization. To verify their donation drive, their social media pages and chosen organization are given below for donors to check.

Hello Pastries

Photos grabbed from Hello Pastries

With a dessert menu consisting of Calamansi Muffin, Funfetti Bourbon, and Nutty Oatmeal, Hello Pastries goes beyond offering their not-so-ordinary desserts, as they also organize their donation drive to provide donations for the victims in Cagayan.

50% of their Cookie and Calamansi Muffin sales will be donated to Bangon Luzon Relief Drive by kayanatin.ph (Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership), which is also in partnership with the Office of the Vice President.

All ordered goodies will be delivered on Nov. 21 and will be part of their fundraising, which ends on Nov. 19.

Visit @hellopastries on Instagram and kayanatin.ph’s Facebook page Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership to check their donation drive updates. As of November 16, kayanatin.ph already raised P27,079,949.

Wallow Bakery

Photos grabbed from Wallow Bakery and Animal Kingdom’s Instagram page

Cookie chunks with chocolate and walnut filling are one of the arrays of cookies of Wallow Bakery. Their Chocolate Chip is made 100% of local chocolate ingredients and their Birthday Cookie comes with a unique caramelized chocolate filling.

Aside from donating 50% of their proceeds to the Animal Kingdom Foundation to support relief initiatives in helping animals affected by the typhoon, Wallow Bakery also started donating 10% of their proceeds to PARA last September 5. PARA is an initiative to help drivers and dispatchers of homes shuttle and jeepneys whose livelihood has been greatly affected by the pandemic.

Their donation drive is until Nov. 30, 2020.

Visit @wallowbakery, @akfanimalrescue, and @para.initiative on Instagram to check their fundraising updates.

Mariaé Eats

Photos grabbed from Mariaé Eats’s Instagram page

Mariaé Eats is a cookie business that started last September in Angat, Bulacan. They offer Choco Chip and Choco Peanut cookies, as well as The Chocolat cake. For every box of desserts that will be purchased until November 27, they will donate P50 to the victims of the typhoon and the collected donations will proceed to the Philippine Red Cross.

A box of 8 of their Choco Chip cookies costs P220 while their Choco Peanut costs P230 a box.

Baking Chingu PH

Photos grabbed from Baking Chingu’s Instagram page

This cookie business is owned by three women who share a love for Korean music and dramas. Their use of the Hangul word ‘Chingu,’ which means ‘friend’, in their business brand reflects this perfectly.  

Baking Chingu offers Cookie Oats with Choco Chunks and White Choco Chunks that both cost P196 for 12 pieces.

The cookie business is coordinating with different donation drives but they are more interested in contributing to BTS PH, a fan club of BTS in the Philippines that already raised P43,000+ as of Nov. 15. The fan club encourages its followers to donate immediate needs including sleeping mats, face masks, alcohols, blankets, and drinking water.

Photos grabbed from BTS PH’s Twitter page

100% of Baking Chingu’s proceeds will be donated to the victims of the typhoon through their chosen organizations, especially BTS PH, until Nov. 20.

Visit @bakingchinguph on Instagram and @bangtanboysph on Twitter for their donation drive updates.

Rifo

Photos grabbed from Rifo and For The Future’s Instagram page

Rifo is a dessert shop in Sampaloc, Manila that offers Black Forest, Rocky Road, Matcha White Chocolate, and other cookie flavors and loaves. 

With their exquisite range of special flavors and a set of delightful shots of their desserts, Rifo also aims to provide help to the victims of those who are affected by the typhoon in Bicol, Marikina, and Cagayan. They will donate 50% of their earnings to For The Future, an environmental service organization in the Philippines.

Rifo’s ‘the basics’ consist of five flavors, each box with six pieces costs P190, while their ‘the new yorkers’ costs P280 for four pieces.

Visit @rifo_bake and @forthefutureph on Instagram for their donation drive updates.

The heroic and neighborly deeds of Filipinos is achieved and recognized in the worst of times. Countless groups, persons, and businesses, whether big or small, wish to help and provide primary essentials to those in need.

Our kababayans may show their smiles and laughter in the midst of a calamity, but it’s significant for the people to look at their hidden outcries to realize and sympathize with the misfortunes they are experiencing. F

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