Update: The Grocery Basket cookie sale to support post-secondary education for local youth

E=mc2 cookies will be available on May 7. Image via Make It Matter Media.

Update (Monday, May 10, 2021):

On Friday, May 7, 2021, the Grocery Basket shared the success of their fundraiser in support of Pathways to Education Kingston. They sold 1,269 cookies, raising $3,172.50.

The Grocery Basket team would like to thank everyone who donated and helped spread the word about this important community organization.

Original article:

Sales from The Grocery Basket’s fresh, house-baked chocolate chip E = mc2 cookies will support post-secondary education for a local youth through Pathways to Education’s new FAR (Facilitator of Alumni Relations) program.

The program helps bridge the gap between highschool and post-secondary for local youth, according to a release from the organizations involved.

“Pathways is supporting Kingston youth to move forward to economic and social stability,” said Jo-Anne Brady, Co-Chair of Pathways to Education Kingston’s Fundraising Cabinet. “The Facilitator of Alumni Relations (FAR) provides the requisite advocacy and support to ensure students are successful in their transition from high school to post-secondary education, and successfully launch our graduates to independent lives. And it works! Our goal is to raise funds to sustain this critical role and ensure students continue to have access to coaching and counselling to support their transition to post-secondary life.”

On Friday, May 7, 2021, purchase a fresh, house-baked chocolate chip E = mc2 cookie from The Grocery Basket and help a local youth fund their post-secondary education. Pre-orders for packs of six, 12, and 24 cookies may also be placed in advance either online at thegrocerybasket.ca, or by phone at 613-417-3331 for curbside pick-up May 7 at their 260 Princess Street location. Individual cookies may also be purchased for $2.

“Pathways to Education is changing lives for youth right here in our Kingston community and we’re honoured to partner with them to help make a difference,” said Michelle Pilon, co-owner of The Grocery Basket. “As parents ourselves, we look forward to sharing delicious treats and raising funds for a worthy cause on May 7.”

Additionally, The Grocery Basket’s sister business Kingston Aluminum Technology Inc. (KAT Inc.) will be donating $0.50 to Pathways for each cookie sold.

“The Pathways to Education program has helped thousands of youths all across Canada pursue their education dreams, and we’re proud to lend our support and shine a light on the ways this program is innovating and growing,” said Betty Pilon, president of KAT Inc.

Cookie pre-orders will be available online and by phone, until 5 p.m. on May 5. The promotion will be available in-person at The Grocery Basket’s 260 Princess Street location between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or until supplies last, on May 7.

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