At Seven Stars Bakery we strive to be a valuable, responsible member of our community. Since the day we opened our doors, we have donated all of our leftover products at the end of each day to local food pantries and shelters. We donate oodles of gift cards each year to local charity auctions and raffles, and we make cash donations to organizations that enrich our community.
Supporting Our Community
Each year on our anniversary, January 2, we donate 100% of our sales from our three retail locations to a local charity. Since we began that tradition in 2006, we have raised over $60,000 for the Rhode Island Food Bank. In 2015, we supported We Share Hope and raised $16,600 in one day for them! We are also big supporters of our neighbors, Festival Ballet. Over the years, we have made financial donations to such organizations as Farm Fresh RI, Girls on the Run of Rhode Island, Providence Children’s Film Festival, New Urban Arts and Groundwork Providence. We have no formal application process for cash donations and sponsorships, these are all originated from our relationships with these local organizations.
Gift Cards & Baked Good Donation Guidelines
We do our best to honor all requests to qualified organizations that apply for a gift card or product donation. If you would like to apply, please make sure that you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
– My organization or event is clearly nonprofit and charitable in nature.
– The goal of my organization or event is to enrich the health, educational or cultural well being of our community.
– My organization is non-partisan and my event is not a political fundraiser.
What We Give
We offer a choice of a gift card or a baked good donation. Please let us know which is more appropriate for your event. Baked good donations come in the form of bread, breakfast pastry platter or cookie platter. We can not accommodate requests for specific varieties of pastries.
When We Give
We review donation request forms on the first of each month. Your request must be submitted by midnight on the first day of the month in order to be reviewed that month. You may only apply using our online form. Request via U.S. mail, in person or by telephone will not be reviewed. We will make every effort to let you know the status of your request within 5 business days of the first of the month. Please allow enough time for your request to be processed.