GIVE MAC GIVES BACK
Read to find out which organizations we are currently supporting and who we've already given back to.
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As I navigate my work life, personal life, and my Give Mac "dream job," I have made the difficult decision to take a break from all orders until further notice. I have tried multiple strategies to make this work and unfortunately life is just...life :)
And OF COURSE I didn’t forget about Courage MKE - we went ahead and donated $325 from some previous sales (just in case I’m not back up and running before July). ❤️
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions.
NEXT UP! I am SO EXCITED to announce that we will be donating to Courage MKE over the next 6 months.
Courage MKE is a non-profit organization “fueling a collaborative movement to provide the resources LGBTQ+ youth need to thrive.” They “empower today’s LGBTQ+ youth to become tomorrow’s leaders,” by providing housing, scholarships, “courage kits,” and much more. “A commitment to inclusion across race, gender, orientation, identity, age and experiences will always be our compass to drive us forward and become a leader within our community.”
We will be donating ten percent of Give Mac sales to Courage MKE from now and celebrate all the way to the end of Pride Month (June 30). If delicious baked goods aren’t your jam- please head over to their website and consider a donation. But most importantly, don’t forget to celebrate each other every day. Kindness, love, and patience go a long way and there’s nothing more generous than celebrating our authentic selves.
Well guys, it’s been an interesting couple of months. I finally left my job- a place that drained me both physically and mentally. I miss my old coworkers, but I love my new ones. The grass IS greener this time and I feel like I can actually take care of patients and myself.
We also have a new addition to our family, Taylor. She’s from Saving Paws Animal Rescue and I can’t say enough kind things about their organization and their volunteers. Please visit their website and check them out.
ANNNNDDD ….. our donation to The Greener Pasture totaled $350. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for ALL of your orders. Baking for you has always been my favorite stress reliever. Thank you thank you thank you.
I’ve been a little quiet and that will probably continue over the next few months. But I wanted you to know that I’m still here! I hope the holidays and your new year are filled with love & kindness …and maybe a little Give Mac
THE GREENER PASTURE
I am so thrilled to announce the next organization Give Mac will be donating to- The Greener Pasture!
The Greener Pasture is "a small farm sanctuary located in Tigerton, WI, working endlessly to provide joyful and peaceful lives for the small number of animals in our care. We provide food, shelter, and quality care for everyone who lives here with us, without expecting anything in return. It is our hope that when people get to meet our animals, each with their own personalities and stories, they will make more compassionate choices in their lives.
We cannot save all of the animals, but if the world were a more gentle place for animals to live, they wouldn't need saving. At The Greener Pasture we are choosing Peace. We cannot save all of the animals, but if the world were a more gentle place for animals to live, they wouldn't need saving. At The Greener Pasture we are choosing Peace."
Ten percent of all sales from 5.1.23 through 12.31.23 will be donated to their beautiful cause. Please visit their website and see all the amazing animals in their care.
ST. JOHN'S FINAL DONATION
It has been a busy few months and I can't thank you all enough for letting me bake for you. I am pleased to announce that Give Mac was able to donate $450 to St. John's Ministries!
St. John's Ministries helps the homeless and those at-risk in Green Bay with shelter and resources to get back to self-sufficiency. "Our mission is to honor the dignity, restore hope and create lasting change for those experiencing homelessness or housing instability in the Green Bay community." St. John’s Ministries believes "that each person is unique, with the same inherent worth as the day they were born. We meet each of our guests right where they’re at and walk alongside them on their journey. Our vision is that through a spirit of familiarity, rapport and trust, each person will leave better than they came." Find more information here.
ST JOHN'S ANNOUCEMENT
I am honored to share the next organization Give Mac will be donating to- St. John's Ministries! The great thing about Give Mac is that we give back, but just as valuable is that we are also able to bring awareness to the great organizations in our community we may not even know about. I love asking for your suggestions and I'm so thankful for this one. St. John's Ministries helps the homeless and those at-risk in Green Bay with shelter and resources to get back to self-sufficiency. "Our mission is to honor the dignity, restore hope and create lasting change for those experiencing homelessness or housing instability in the Green Bay community." St. John’s Ministries believes "that each person is unique, with the same inherent worth as the day they were born. We meet each of our guests right where they’re at and walk alongside them on their journey. Our vision is that through a spirit of familiarity, rapport and trust, each person will leave better than they came." Ten percent of all purchases made through 4.30.23 will be donated back to St. John's. Please visit their website to learn more!
GOTR FUNDS RAISED
HERE IT IS IS- we raised $385 for Girls on the Run of Northeast Wisconsin! Amazing! If you have the chance, please visit their website and check out their incredible mission.
Sending these donations off is the best part of this baking process and I wouldn't be able to do it with all of you. As we approach this holiday season I'm feeling more grateful than ever and can't wait to share some Winter treats with you. Thank you so so so much!
I'm so excited to announce the next organization Give Mac will be donating to. Drumrollllll puh-leeeeasse.....
All purchases made through 11.12.2022 will be donated to Girls on the Run of Northeast Wisconsin. Their mission is to "inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." They "envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams." You can learn more about Girls on the Run here.
As a runner myself, this one is personal. I'm so thrilled to work with them and so energized to bake my heart out for you.
What a wild 6 months! From halting macarons, to baking cakes and cupcakes, to breakfast biscuits, to cake toppers, and finally back to macarons. I'm so grateful for all your orders and all the love with this round of giving back.
We raised $688 for We All Rise: African American Resource Center! $688! And to top it all off we were able to celebrate with them at their Juneteenth event. It was so special and so much fun!
I'm hoping to announce our next organization in the coming weeks so stay tuned and keep those orders coming. Yay!
When referring to Give Mac I often say "we" and "us." Now, this is a one woman show...but, it is also most certainly NOT a one woman show.
I can't thank YOU all enough for your purchases, your feedback, your support, and I am so so so grateful for your extra donations. WE did this. $565 was donated to HarborHouse. Incredible. Thank you.
Harbor House's mission is "to empower communities to be free from domestic abuse through safety, knowledge, and engagement." Click here for more information.
Thank you for all of your custom orders this month! It was so much fun to bake for you and have you trust me with your special occasions. I'm happy to share that $125 will be donated to Autumn Farm Sanctuary. They are 100% volunteer owned and operated! Visit their website to donate, volunteer, or provide some supplies from their wish list. Also, you can follow them on Instagram to see all the amazing animals they've rescued and care for.