A Bake Sale For Chairty

Up Cloes and Personal at The Gentle Barn and falls in love #The Gentle Barn #Animals #Adopting #Fund Raising | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.com

A while back, Isaac, Levi, and I visited the Gentle Barn. We all fell in love with the landscape, the staff and of course, the animals. As we walked back to the car, they made their wish of what animals they were going to sponser first. They were very creative in how they were going to raise money to acquire these animals. We sent a small check off to the barn, but it wasn’t nearly enough for them to get that cow or that pig.

We love The Gentle Barn and falls in love #The Gentle Barn #Animals #Adopting #Fund Raising | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comWhat is so unique about this organization is the way that they love and care for their animals. In addtion, they trust their guests(mostly kids like mine) to get up close and personal to the animals. For both Isaac and Levi, this was the highlight.

Levi takes care of animals at The Gentle Barn and falls in love #The Gentle Barn #Animals #Adopting #Fund Raising | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comThe softer side of Levi came through and it was here that I witnessed his empathy and his compassion for other living beings. It was a great feeling.

Owner Ellie at The Gentle Barn and falls in love #The Gentle Barn #Animals #Adopting #Fund Raising | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comThis is Ellie, the founder. She’s on a mission and her mission is working. When she speaks you can hear and feel her passion. Both boys listened to every word she spoke and it might of been in these brief moments that my kids felt that they wanted to do more.

Llamas at The Gentle Barn and falls in love #The Gentle Barn #Animals #Adopting #Fund Raising | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comThis past spring, Isaac and his classmates worked hard in their Business Planning class to create entrepreneurial projects. In doing so, they learned about gains and losses, success and failures, and working together as a team. Through their business efforts, they rasied over a thousand dollars. They sat down as a group to figure out who and what to donate the money to. Isaac shared his experience at the Gentle Barn and they were all so curious that they pulled up the website. By the end of class that day, they had all decided to donate the money to The Gentle Barn and in doing so, they adopted King, one of the Llamas on the premises.

Isaac visitsThe Gentle Barn and falls in love #The Gentle Barn #Animals #Adopting #Fund Raising | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comAs Isaac was studying for his Bar Mitzvah, his rabbi asked him what he thought might be his mitzvah project. A mitzvah project is a way for the student to give back to their community. Isaac gave very little thought to what his Mitzvah project was going to be, he knew well before this question was asked where he wanted to dedicate his time.
The Gentle Barn #Animals #Adopting #Fund Raising | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.com

Isaac does have a numerical goal in mind. But it really isn’t about that “number”, it’s more about the process. It was his idea to have a series of bake sales and his first one will be this week. We will be making specific baked items, but if you have a favorite and don’t see it below, let me know – I am happy to take special requests. The details are as follows:

When:  Thursday, July 3rd
Time:  12:00pm – 3:00pm.
Where:  Our House

We strategically planned this so all of you will have goodies to take to your 4th of July celebrations and parties. If you do want something special, please contact me by, Tuesday, July 1st. I will try and fullfill all of your requests. And, if you are not in town and want to donate we will certainly take your money! We look forward to seeing all of you on Thursday and cheers to a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Gluten Free Dog Treats #gluten free #dairy free #peanut butter | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.com

Peanut Butter Oat Dog Treats {Gluten Free | Vegan | Dairy Free}

Dairy Free Citrus Olive Oil Cakes #gluten free #dairy free #cupcakes | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.com Gluten Free Olive Oil Citrus Cakes {Dairy Free | Gluten Free}

Vegan Almond Date Truffles #gluten free #paleo #vegan #chocolate #dates #truffles | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comAlmond Date Truffles {Gluten Free | Vegan | Paleo | Dairy Free}

Homemade Granola Bars #gluten free #homemade #chocolate #granola bars #granola | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comHomemade Granola Bars{Gluten Free}

Gooey Brownies #gluten free #homemade #chocolate #brownies | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comOoey Gooey Brownies{Gluten Free}

No Bake S'mores Pie #gluten free #homemade #chocolate #smores | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comNo Bake Mocha S’mores Pie {Gluten Free}

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts #gluten free #homemade #chocolate | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comBaked Chocolate Mini Doughnuts{Gluten Free}

Homemade Chocolate Syrup #vegan #gluten free #homemade #chocolate sauce | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comHomemade Chocolate Syrup{Gluten Free | Vegan | Paleo | Dairy Free}

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