Needham, Ma- Treat Cupcake Bar has debuted the January “Treat Others Well " cupcake with 50% of the proceeds being donated to “Nothing But Nets.”
Thanks to a nomination from 11 year-old Needhamite, Ellie, Treat Cupcake Bar has chosen Nothing but Nets for their efforts to assist in the cost of purchasing long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets and distributing them in Africa, in addition to educating the communities in need on their use. Nothing but Nets, which was founded in 2006, works with UN partners like UNICEF and the World Health Order to accomplish their goals.
A child in Africa dies every 60 seconds from Malaria. Treat Cupcake Bar would like to be a part of helping to change that, and so does Ellie who says, “I want to save as many lives as I can.”
“Treat Others Well” is a unique program designed to show support for youth wanting to make a difference in the Needham and Greater Boston communities as well as, in cases like Ellie’s, the world. It creates a platform to speak out about various concerns while simultaneously assisting deserving charities in their efforts to better their services. TOW is intended to be kid-run, meaning all requests are encouraged to come from youth. The program supports a different charity each month.
Applications, which are available on the Treat Cupcake Bar website are accepted on a rolling basis and each month head baker, Adie Sprague, works with an individual to design a unique cupcake that will be sold throughout the month with 50% of the proceeds going directly to the applicant’s cause. Proceeds may go to an event, charity group, or ongoing cause.
Past Treat Others Well recipients include the One Fund, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer and the Needham Education Foundation.