Marci’s love of people and her desire to listen to their hearts is not only the reason Marci’s Bakery exists to serve those who cannot, or choose not to, consume conventional baked goods, but also why Marci gives back to children, families and her community.
4 Charities Marci believes in with all her heart:
Food4Kids is a Hamilton based organization committed to eliminating child hunger through providing backpacks of healthy food to elementary school students from at-risk, low-income or disadvantaged homes with limited or no food. Today, their weekly feeding program provides over 1,000 healthy food packages to children aged 5-14 years, in over 80 schools throughout Hamilton and Halton Regions. Marci's Bakery bakes for these children and her baking goes into their food packed backpacks. "It is an honour to work with Lena, and the staff! We are proud to provide super healthy and allergen friendly fresh baking to children who may otherwise not be able to enjoy these gems".
The Baby Safe is a South African based organization dedicated to preventing “baby dumping,”, rescuing abandoned babies, and empowering parents in need. This volunteer-based organization has saved the lives of countless infants and provides the structure and services women and men in desperate situations need to feel empowered.
Marci’s Bakery supports the Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton’s annual fundraising event, The Hamilton Walk for Down Syndrome – the organization’s largest fundraiser. Each year, Marci's team sets up a booth to greet attendees and give them tasty cookies and brownies to energize them for their walk to raise money for the HDSA. Smiles and healthy eating information are freely shared as well.
Marci also volunteers at Connections Café. You will often find her there, serving guests and cleaning. Connections Café is a not-for-profit café that operates in a nondenominational church called Living Hope. The café serves delicious food and beverages, but most importantly, offers a safe, non-judgemental space to connect people looking for conversation, friendship and a welcoming environment. Marci’s Bakery also supplies Connections Café with baked goods at a deeply discounted rate.
Along with the café, Marci and Paul support the Living Hope Church as volunteers and members. Living Hope strives to create an environment for others to rethink church. With a diverse congregation of people of varying backgrounds, nations, races and ages, all are welcome regardless of whether they are exploring faith for the first time or already miles into the journey. This fantastic, life-changing place challenges present mindsets about church and encourages transformation.
The chance to help others by purchasing, sharing and/or enjoying our healthy treats is an added bonus!
Please know that when you support Marci’s Bakery you are supporting several causes. We thank you for helping us improve the lives of infants, children, women, and men. We hope you feel as blessed as we do for this opportunity to truly make a difference for people who need a hand up , and even helping to provide them the means to help themselves. It is an honour to serve others.
We encourage you to learn more about these amazing organizations. Please join us in our pursuit to improve the lives of others. Volunteer in your community; donate to the agencies and organizations we support, and/or purchase our healthy, life giving, baking and cuisine so we can continue to bless these people.
With great gratitude - Marci and Marci's Bakery Staff