A Crofton cupcake shop recently raised $365 on behalf of the Hospice of the Chesapeake through the sale of more than 500 cupcakes.
Cupcake Blvd. donated a portion of sales between Sept. 17 and Oct. 15, designating a "Cupcake of the Month" to support the hospice's Chesapeake Kids program, which works to relieve the suffering if children dealing with illness. Twenty-five percent of proceeds from the "Cupcake of the Month" sale went to the program.
The partnership was also part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Money raised will go toward Hospice of the Chesapeake Life Center Programs, Camps Nambi and Phoenix, and bereavement counseling in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
“[I] wanted to combine by heritage with my love of baking and giving back to the community,” Cupcake Blvd. founder Angelette Aviles said in a press release. “Hospice is something that effects everyone, and many people do not realize the impact that this wonderful organization has within our community—they are a silent helper within the schools and I thought they were a perfect organization to give too.”