Every year, thousands of men and women are released from state and federal prisons and returned to their communities without a job, a car, a home, and without an income to help replace all those basic necessities of life. Yet, society asks - demands - of them that they hit the ground running, as if they can do it on their own. Statistics prove that without the security of a job, these men and women are more than likely to give up trying to supply their own food, clothing, shelter and transportation, and find themselves back in prison. For the safety of our communities and for the greater good of everyone - we are called to step up and help these men and women reset their lives. LAUGHING BEAR BAKERY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we need your tax-deductible donation to continue the mission of providing on-the-job, paid training and work experience for ex-offenders. We've been at this since 2015 and our track record is successful. To-date - we know of only one of our bakers who returned to prison. That is a statistic that proves that paid employment is critical to the goal of ending recidivism for good.
We need your help to make a huge difference -- in the lives of more returning citizens and in our communities.
Please click the DONATE tab to make your on-line donation; or send your check today to: LAUGHING BEAR BAKERY, 1610 Olive, St. Louis, MO, 63103; and please purchase our products on-line and at the fine St. Louis area stores and restaurants, open-air markets and festivals where you’ll find Laughing Bear Bakery. Thank you!
Laughing Bear Bakery is on the move! Our kitchen is humming with activity while we work on making the very best desserts. On any day, you might find our crew mixing the made-from-scratch caramel sauce to triple-bake on to our addictive BEAR CANDY. You might be lucky enough to come on a day when the chocolate-chocolate triple layer cakes are coming out of the oven - oh, my! What a great smell! Other days, our kitchen staff is testing recipes, and taste-testing recipes to make sure they will be extra special delicious. We want to make sure that your next birthday party, family reunion, organizational meeting, church ice cream social, awards banquet, groom's table, baby shower, office party, employee gifts, prospective client gifts, or just a special dinner at home is extra special and memorable!
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