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Three COBS Bread Charity Days in Two Weeks

by Yvonne Y | Aug 10, 2015

Wow, what a June it was for the COBS family! If you're keeping track, we opened three bakeries over a two-week period- on June 10th in Red Deer, on June 19th in Regina, and on June 24th in Stamford, Connecticut.

It is a cornerstone of COBS Bread's philosophy to give back to the community, so we start with the very first day. New COBS Bread bakeries host Community Day, which typically means that on the first day the bakery is open to the public, all sales are donated to a local charity.

Red Deer's First COBS Bread

On June 10, Scott and Mandy Wigley opened COBS Southpointe Common in Red Deer with record-breaking Community Day sales. They presented a cheque to Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta in the amount of $5,387.29!

COBS Regina North

Julia and Rick Turchet opened their second COBS Bread bakery in Regina in two years on June 19 at Regina North. This year, their Community Day sales were donated to Hospitals of Regina Foundation to help support the paediatric unit. It was definitely a successful charity day- the community showed up to support the opening and they were able to donate $4,000.00!

COBS Bread in Connecticut

Last but not least, Rob and Louise Hyden opened the first COBS Bread bakery in Eastern USA. Originally from Australia, Rob and Louise were eager to share COBS Bread with their community of Stamford, Connecticut. They raised more than $2,600 for the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford on their June 24th opening day.

Coming up... COBS Bread Robson Street!

In just over a week from now, COBS Bread will open on Robson Street in Vancouver, BC. All sales from Community Day on August 19th, 2015 will be donated to Breakfast Club of Canada. Stay tuned for more exciting news about COBS Bread bakery openings!