At Lemon Drop Cookie Shop we strongly believe in giving back to the community who has helped make us who we are today.
“Cookies for a Cause” helps us do just that. Having the tremendous support of our community has continued to help us grow as a business and what better way to give back than to support causes that are close to our hearts.
A non-profit foundation that is very close to our hearts is Butterfly Kisses Foundation, which was founded by Lemon Drop Cookie Shop’s owner Kelly Quezada and team member Crystal Murguia. The foundation began with a desire to do something loving and meaningful for children whose health and lives are at risk.
While watching team member Crystal, fight for her life during her battle with breast cancer, the entire team felt helpless. As she tried to stay positive and strong, sometimes it would just get the best of her. One thing that would help her get through the day would be her daily picture or video of her great niece who was born just 1 month after the start of her treatment. Just seeing that innocent smiley face made every day a little brighter, if even just for a moment.
We would hear stories of friends and families with children fighting for their lives and just couldn’t begin to imagine any child going through what she was going through. We wanted to not feel helpless and do something.
This is why Butterfly Kisses Foundation was founded, delivering smiles, strength, and hope….one cookie at a time!
Do you remember as a child receiving a tender and sweet butterfly kiss? For children affected by illness, a butterfly kiss is a warm and loving gesture to help a child feel that everything will be ok for the moment.
We believe that our cookies can be so much more than just a cookie. We believe they can have the power to bring a smile for a moment while making a child feel special. The power to make them feel safe and embraced by a warm hug, knowing that someone cares. The power to help them be brave and stay strong and continue the fight.
For more information on Butterfly Kisses Foundation, please visit their website www.ButterflyKissesFoundation.org and on Facebook at facebook.com/ButterflyKissesFoundation.