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Donation Creation / Community Giving

It's not just the baked goods that makes LuAnn's special. It's our community too. We love to foster that community with special programs such as our monthly "Donation Creation," a designated drink that benefits a different charity every month and our "Pay It Forward" bulletin board, where you pay for a friend's favorite treat and post the coupon on the bulletin board for them to find and redeem. Join us in giving to our wonderful community!

#donationcreation

Visit LuAnn’s Bakery or LuAnn’s Drive Thru during the month of March and purchase a

Cadbury Easter Egg Latte

(Hot or Iced)

$1 from each purchase will be donated to:

Gentle Love Diaper Pantry

Gentle Love Diaper Pantry is a youthled organization, started and sustained by high school and college students that seeks to improve diaper access for low-income families in Manchester, CT and surrounding communities. 

www.gentlelovediaperpantry.org

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We at LuAnn's believe in giving back to and being a patron of our community's organizations and businesses whenever we are able. We love Ellington and our surrounding towns and we celebrate the opportunities to show support.

Here are some of the wonderful opportunities we've had:

    • Weekly donation of products to Crystal Lake Food Pantry
    • Regular donations to Cornerstone Foundation
    • Donations/discounts to teacher appreciation events, end of school year parties, STEM Day events, etc.
    • Participation in Ellington High School Career Day
    • Presentations to local schools on business ownership, etc. - anywhere from 5th Grade to College
    • Providing free space for Ellington Community Theatre rehearsals in 2022 in order for the show to go on
    • Hosting a special kick-off / announcement party for Ellington Community Theater
    • Selling special design cupcakes with $1 from every one going to groups such as Ellington Community Theater, Ellington High School, Opening Knight Players, EHS Junior Class, and Ukraine assistance fundraising efforts.
    • Helping facilitate a fundraiser for Ellington Safe Grad
    • Teaching a Cupcake Decorating Class and collecting Valentine cards for residents of The Ivy
    • Coordinating and sponsoring annual Community
    • Christmas Caroling to residents of Snipsic Village
    • Hosting a Community Apple Festival
    • Facilitating and coordinating donations and deliveries to local healthcare workers in 2020 during the pandemic
    • Participation in the annual Trail of Treats
    • Participation in Fireman's Fair Parade
    • Coordination of cake donations (including discount and free delivery) for the Fireman's Fair
    • Coordinating holiday gift buying for local Foster Children 
    • Assisting a local school with a fundraiser for the Ukraine
    • Coordinating a town-wide local business gift card giveaway with 19 businesses
    • Supporting Ellington Unified for Valentines Day and forming "LuAnn's Lattes" basketball team to play with the kids
    • Hosting a Holiday Vendor Night (free of charge for local businesses)
    • Providing employment for Opportunity Works participants and for local high school Unified students
    • Holding special percentage donation hours when the Ellington Volunteer Fire Department was unable to hold the fair
    • Hosting a fundraiser Cupcake Competition for EHS
    • Socktober collections for local shelters
    Sponsorship of:
    • the High School yearbook
    • the Ellington Community Theatre
    • the Opening Knight Players (EHS Drama Club)
    • the Ellington Farmers Market (as well as being a vendor)
    • Mini Golf at the Library (and setting up a fun golf hole)
    • Ellington Knights Football
    • Ellington Volunteer Fire Dept
    • Ellington Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
    • Rockville High School Music Festival
    • Today I Matter

    We also work with local businesses as a direct customer, as vendors and by providing kitchen and office space rental:

    • Modern Milkman/Oakridge Dairy
    • Kloter's Ice Cream
    • Lee's Auto
    • Hometown Pizza
    • J Rego's
    • Connecticut Fudgeworks
    • Willington Pizza
    • Swiss Cleaners
    • Applebrook Farm
    • True Adventure Coffee
    • Seed Bagel Shop
    • Misfit Spices
    • Mama's Macs
    • Scandinavian Gift Shop
    • No Coast Kitchen
    • Marilyn Mae Farm
    • Steadfast Brush
    • MotzyPotz
    • Bob Vaughn - AllState Insurance
    • Front Porch Charcuterie
    • Deeply Devoted Cleaning
    • Simpson & Vail Tea
    • Avon Prime Meats
    • The Cow's Coop
    • Swiss Miss Closet
    • Homestead Comfort
    • Luginbuhl Plumbing
    • Gottier Electric
    • Grassroots Lawn Care
    • CT Gluten Free Farmers Market