Cookies can be a force for good!
That is a fact that has been proven by Flatland Foods and the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation (DNIF). Together, these entities partnered to raise money through cookie sales to help fund a new ‘fetal monitor’ for the Maternal and Children’s Unit at the Cypress Regional Hospital.
Sloane Gowan, the owner of Flatland Foods, was thrilled to help out in this effort by selling cookies in the fundraising effort.
“This is our third year doing the ‘Cookies for a Cause’ fundraiser with DNIF,” said Gowan. “We’ve been super lucky to partner with them for this.”
People in and around Swift Current were able to order a batch of cookies for $40 a dozen, with six sugar cookies and six chocolate chip.
“It’s definitely a lot of work, especially when we do chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies,” said Gowan. “All the sugar cookies get individually iced and sprinkled, and that takes a lot of hours, but it’s a fantastic cause and they are a great foundation. They do amazing work in the community and we feel so lucky to be able to work with the DNIF.”
Once the cookies were prepared and packaged, they were delivered to the generous supporters who paid for the sweet treats. After three years, the demand for these delicious batches of altruism only keeps increasing.
After only a day, they managed to sell out of all available cookies.
“It’s so nice to see my baking and my products getting put towards a good cause, and that the people in the community are so supportive of it,” said Sloane.
In total, this year’s ‘Cookies for a Cause’ managed to raise over $2,000 in sales. All those sugary dollars will help to provide additional aid to the unborn in Swift Current and southwest Saskatchewan.
A fetal monitor allows medical professionals to check in on a fetus, measuring the heartbeat of their tiny heart. This new addition allows the Southwest’s largest hospital to provide even greater service to expecting mothers and families.
Flatland Foods has continued to grow in Swift Current in recent years, having won the 2022 SCBEX Award for Home-Based Business of the Year. Gowan was able to accept the award in person, at the award show. This award is proof Gowan’s efforts to serve the community delicious baked goods have been recognized.
Flatland Foods isn’t done yet, either. Gowan has exciting news regarding the future of the business.
“We are actually in the process of opening a bakery space in the city,” shared Gowan. “We’re so excited about that. It’ll be at Walker Place, and will be located in With Love Collective gift shop and we’re kind of working on a cafe and a bakery.”
Submitted by: Hayden Michaels – Swift Current Online