Charlotte's Food Allergy-Friendly Bat Mitzvah Bake Sale
City of residence – Atlanta, GA (Peachtree Corners)
How Charlotte Pushed her Passion: Prior to a Jewish girl’s Bat Mitzvah ceremony, many take part in planning their own community service project. And when it came time for Charlotte Morrison to plan her project, she wanted to help a cause that affected her personally; Charlotte has allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish.
She and her mother, Tara, decided to work together to put on an Allergy-Friendly Bake Sale in their community. Together they baked nut-free, milk-free, and gluten-free treats at home, and even enlisted a friend with celiac disease to donate a custom cake to auction off to their customers. They notified friends and family about the sale, made posters and decorations for their table, and enlisted volunteers to help bake and run the sale.
With permission, they set up shop outside of a popular store, and soon both strangers and friends were coming out to support the event. Many people made donations to the cause even without taking any baked goods with them. “We were really touched by the community spirit of the whole event,” said Tara. After four hours, the Morrisons raised nearly $800 in support of Charlotte and others managing food allergies!
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