Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a pretty big fan of sweets. I love any kind of sweets – candy, chocolate, ice cream, baked goods, I love them all! When I recently heard a local sweet shop, Garza’s Goodies, was doing a fundraiser to benefit Project Eldercool, the sweet loving social worker in me knew I had to find out more.
After checking out their blog, I learned that Garza’s Goodies was started by Richard Garza in 2012 in an effort to set an example for his son and show him how hard work can pay off. After two successful years in business the Garza’s decided to celebrate by giving back to their community. This summer they have been raising money for Project Eldercool through their fundraiser, “Ice Cream for Air Conditioners”. This fundraiser will continue through the end of September and the Garza’s will be donating 10% of every Ice Cream Treat they sell to Bishop Sullivan Center’s Project ElderCool. Their goal is to donate enough money to provide 10 air conditioners to elderly individuals in need. You can keep up on their progress by following their blog.
Project Eldercool was started in 2000 by Bishop Sullivan to help provide window air conditioners to the elderly here in Kansas City. When I worked in Emergency Assistance I had the opportunity to see how this program greatly improved situations for the elderly here in Kansas City. Since its inception, Project Eldercool has installed over 5000 air conditioners and each year they continue to grow and improve the program.
If you’re interested in contributing to the cause, you can visit Garza’s Goodies at 322 West 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64114. If you’re not a sweets fan like me, you can also make a donation directly to Project Eldercool here.