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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!


Visit LuAnn’s Bakery or LuAnn’s Drive Thru during the Month of September and purchase a


and $1 from each purchase will be donated to

The mission of the Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families is to strengthen foster, adoptive and kinship care families through support, training and advocacy with the aim of nurturing child safety, well-being and stability in partnership with child welfare professionals and the entire community.


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

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
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 an annual 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 and fulfilling $10,000 worth of gift
buying for local Foster Children in 2022
Assisting a local school with a fundraiser for the Ukraine
Coordinating a town-wide local business
gift card giveaway in 2022 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

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
  • MotzyPots
  • 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