Special Kneads Bakery Launches GoFundMe Campaign

Special Kneads Bakery in Galva has launched a GoFundMe campaign to fund improvements at the beloved new bakery that is home to Margaret Cortes and and her son Frankie whose inspiring story went viral last month. In response to requests from people nationwide who wanted to show their support for Special Kneads Bakery, the GoFundMe was launched to continue the needed improvements at the Bakery. In the description of the GoFundMe, Margaret Cortes explained the fundraiser… 


For those of us who do not know of our bakery in Galva Illinois we’d like to say hello. Our son Frankie is about to graduate high school and has been in the life skills program at Geneseo High School prepping for adulthood. In early 2018 I lost my job, prompting me to find a new way to provide for my family. The bakery in our town, which was open for 80 years, had recently closed. It dawned on me that I could open a bakery and work side-by-side with Frankie. We have now been open for over a year and we are looking to expand our business and employ others with special abilities. In an effort to continue our journey, there are many expenses that we still face. Before I can start to expand the business I have a some equipment needs. Some of which include re-wiring a donated Hobart 30 quart mixer, so that it matches the electrical needs of the building. We also need a new oven, one that is specific for baking. The one that I have currently is beginning to malfunction and won’t allow me to make tall bread, due to the height of he decks. I will also need to create more workstations, prior to hiring, to have additional processing spaces available. I will need to purchase additional pans, bowls etc for us to work side by side. We have been asked by so many people, from around the world, to have mail order available. I do need to find out if there are any regulations that I’m required to fulfill prior to doing a mail order service for all of you that are wanting to support us.


You can contribute to the Special Kneads Bakery GoFundMe campaign by clicking here

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