Every month, the employees at Brewed Awakenings bake special cookies and offer them up to customers for a simple donation. No donation is too small, or too big, and all the proceeds from the donations are then given back to the community, to non-profit organisations. Last month they raised $310.01, and this was turned over to North Grenville Accessible Public Transportation, a very worthy cause. NGAT Board Chair, Don Gilchrist, was there to accept the donation on their behalf. Dermid and Donna Lee O’Farrell (huge supporters of this community), just happened to be purchasing cookies while I was there, and joined in the celebrations with Don.
This all began a year ago, when Brewed Awakenings was approached by Habitat for Humanity for their Share the Love event. Their involvement was so successful that owner Kika decided to keep it going, and now chooses different organisations each month to donate to.
For the month of March, all proceeds go to Kemptville & District Home Support, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters will benefit from donations in April. So, next time you are picking up a coffee there, don’t forget to also pick up a lovely heart shaped chocolate chip shortbread cookie. You won’t be disappointed and you will leave with, not just love in your tummy, but love in your heart!