March Donation Creation

channeling the iconic girl scout cookie, sip this salted caramel and coconut mocha all month long while supporting families in crisis.

This month we are featuring the:

Samoa Mocha

Featuring salted caramel, dark chocolate, and coconut flavors, topped with whipped cream, caramel & chocolate drizzle, and a real Girl Scout Samoa® cookie on top! All cookies are purchased from local troops in Morton, Tremont, Metamora, and Mackinaw.

In March, $1 from every Donation Creation sold will be donated to two organizations serving children + their families our area: Safe Families for Children and BrightPoint. Read on to learn more about these tremendous organizations!

Safe Families for Children seeks to bring the church and community together to keep children safe and families together. Safe Families for Children is rooted in faith, fueled by radical hospitality, disruptive generosity, and intentional compassion, to build a network of caring and compassionate volunteers to support families facing social isolation. Their goal is to support and strengthen families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and reduce the number of children unnecessarily entering the child welfare system.

In the Peoria-Bloomington area, they have about 50-60 volunteer families and work primarily with single moms to provide support through crisis intervention and long-term relationships. Safe Families is evidence based and has a 95% reunification rate of parents and children, wrapping support around the family unit as a whole. To learn more, visit their website.

Similarly, Brightpoint (formerly Children’s Home and Aid) works with foster families, low-income families, and families that need extra support all with children prenatal through 3 years old. Every family they serve lives in Tazewell or Woodford County. The impact goes straight back into neighbors, family, and friends locally in our neighborhoods.

As recipients of our Donation Creation program in the pasty, they have used the funds to provide things like books, new toys, shoe, diapers, wipes, underwear, and potty seats for families in Woodford/Tazewell County. As one of the referral partners of Safe Families for Children, this partnership of two organizations through our Donation Creation felt like a natural fit! Learn more about Brightpoint on their website.