Non-Profit Bakery in Gaithersburg, MD Provides Job Training for People with Disabilities
One of our blog themes is making wedding purchases that strengthen the community. Our local neighbors in and around Gaithersburg, Maryland now have the opportunity to support job training for members of the community who have developmental and other disabilities by buying their wedding cake, cupcakes, or other wedding delectables from Sunflower Bakery.
The non-profit bakery gives its participants on-the-job training to learn skills that they can use to obtain paid employment. Participants learn from a professional pastry chef and a team of skilled volunteers.
Sunflower Bakery’s cupcakes, sheetcakes, whoopie pies, and other baked treats are bought by businesses, organizations, and individuals. The program was started in June 2008 and became an official non-profit bake shop in 2009.
The baked goods are kosher pareve and certified by the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington.
The pastry shop has a waiting list for participants, so your support can really help the bakery expand its funding. When you are thinking about spending your wedding money, consider this tasty way to build your community.