Reinwald’s Bakery Takes Donations off the Back Burner
Able To Deliver $1,900 funds to ACDS after Hurricane Sandy
HUNTINGTON, PLAINVIEW, FEBRUARY 11, 2013 — In the midst of a fundraising event that went askew after Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island, Reinwald’s Bakery in Huntington was recently able to fulfill its goal in delivering a $1,900 donation to the ACDS in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month which took place last October.
The fundraising event involved Reinwald’s Bakery donating 25-cents of every cupcake they sold throughout the month of October to ACDS. As a special boost to its donations, each Saturday in that month the bakery rewarded each cash donation to ACDS with free Italian bread.
“Unfortunately, we lost a couple of fundraising days in October—especially Halloween—because of Hurricane Sandy,” said Rich Reinwald, owner of Reinwald’s Bakery. “The storm made everything go into turmoil for ACDS and for us. We didn’t have power and then all of a sudden Thanksgiving and Christmas hit us. We were happy to finally be able to deliver the contribution personally in January. My visit to the school was very moving for me. I was simply amazed at the passion and interaction I saw at ACDS. The passion from the teachers, aides and staff were all inspirational for me. The kids were so heartwarming. It was just a great visit for me.”
For more than 24 years, Reinwald’s Bakery has been creating fresh breads, pastries and desserts for thousands of customers across Long lsland The bakery has a history of supporting other organizations, including Cancer for a Cause, which raises funds for children’s cancer awareness.
“On behalf of ACDS, I would like to thank Reinwald’s Bakery for their heartfelt efforts in this fundraising event, “ said Michael M. Smith, Executive Director. “Their support of our organization came as a wonderful surprise and all donations will go towards enhancing our early childhood programs for children with developmental disabilities.