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GOODNESS THAT GIVES BACK

Zimt was founded with a bigger purpose: A portion of the proceeds from all of our sales are shared with organizations that are actively working to make a difference. Through generous support from customers like you, we are making positive change possible.

Fundraisers

Zimt has partnered with various organizations since its founding to spread the love. From donating to fight for women's rights and environmental justice, to disaster relief efforts across the nation, we work hard to fight for a better tomorrow for all. Thanks to the generous support of our Zimt customers, we continue to raise funds throughout the year. Stay tuned for the latest fundraising drives!

Midwest Access Coalition

Midwest Access Coalition

We are donating 10% of proceeds from sales of our Red White & Blue duet to Midwest Access Coalition, working to provide safe and secure access to women's reproductive health care. As a woman owned business, helping our fellow women in need across the midwest is particularly close to our hearts.

Global Greengrants

Global Greengrants

Partnering with Global Greengrants for Earth Day was a sweet and simple choice! 10% net proceeds from our Mother Earth big bite Plätzchen went to this wonderful organization helping make the world more resilient and equitable.

Black Girl Ventures Continued!

Black Girl Ventures Continued!

Pineapple Basil and Blood Orange Rosemary Plätzchen are not the only beautiful thing about March. In celebration of Women's History Month, we are extending our proceed sharing to Black Girl Ventures one more month. With an organization as dedicated to minority women as this one, we had to keep these Plätzchen with a Purpose working hard!

Black Girl Ventures

Black Girl Ventures

February is a busy month! But these Red Velvet and Dragonfruit Valenitne's aren't the only thing spreading the love. In honor of Black History Month, we are donating a portion of proceeds from all sales made in the first quarter of 2022 to Black Girl Ventures. Starting a business takes a lot of courage, and a little help from our friends goes a long way!

Garcia High School

Garcia High School

Using the net proceeds donated for the month of December 2021, we purchased basic school supplies for the students of Garcia High School, a charter school in Chicago's underserved west side, to start their new year and new semester off right. We even threw in some of our delicious traditional holiday Plätzchen for those hard working teachers to sweeten their day.

Common Pantry

Common Pantry

Our November Donation to Common Pantry was our best yet, thanks in large part to an amazing level of support from our Lincoln Square Farmers Market community. Together, we are feeding hundreds of Chicagoans in need--and not just with our signature stamped Lebkuchen cookies!

Proceed Sharing Update

Proceed Sharing Update

Zimt is now donating proceeds monthly, from all purchases across the month. Our November donation will go to Chicago's Common Pantry, providing a warm Thanksgiving meal and ongoing food security to those in need.

Youth Guidance

Youth Guidance

As we transitioned from Long Beach to Chicago, for Father's Day 2021 we wanted to donate to a cause active in both places. Cheers to that with these Margarita and Old Fashioned flavored Plätzchen! Youth Guidance's Becoming A Man program helps young men from disinvested and marginalized communities in both cities reach their full potential through counseling and professional guidance.

ThinkHer Project

ThinkHer Project

A floral duet of Orange Lavender and Strawberry Rose, sweetened with local honey. For Mothers Day 2021 we launched a partnership with The ThinkHer Project, working to empower women in developing countries gain financial stability and independence. This fundraiser was our most successful yet, and we are thrilled to be able to support this amazing non-profit!

Global Greengrants

Global Greengrants

An earthy Matcha cookie meets beautiful superfood swirls of glaze colored with organic spirulina. For Earth Day 2021 we launched a partnership with Global Greengrants Fund, who funds grants globally for targeted, locally driven and executed sustainability initiatives. Zimt donated 20% of proceeds of all Mother Earth Plätzchen sales to this wonderful nonprofit.

EYCEJ

EYCEJ

We did find success in 2020 thanks to our Zimt Fam spreading the good word! Of course, we shared that success with East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice by donating 10% of our annual profits.

Voices for Racial Justice

Voices for Racial Justice

Pomegranate and Berry aren't the only lovely thing about this duo. Sales of these beauties for Valentine's 2021 donated to Voices for Racial Justice, fighting for racial justice and community healing in Minnesota. Talk about spreading the Love!

RIP Notorious RBG

RIP Notorious RBG

A decadent lace decor on our rich chocolate Plätzchen. To honor the late Justice Ginsburg, a portion of the proceeds for this special flavor was donated to Ms. Foundation for Women, supporting women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of women.

CA Wildfire Relief 2020

CA Wildfire Relief 2020

Voted our fan favorite, we wanted to take this Plätzchen and support something greater. Proceeds from this flavor sold between September through December 2020 went towards the Global Giving's California Wildfire Relief Fund, supporting families and individuals displaced by the unprecedented wildfire season.

#BakersAgainstRacism

#BakersAgainstRacism

Our business began with a call to action from Bakers Against Racism. We developed our classic quartet flavors for this donation drive. 100% of sales from this one week long bake sale went to Color of Change.

Community Donations

We seek to be an active member in our community, partnering with other small businesses, and giving where we can. In these challenging times, it is all the more important that we stand together and help one another through. See some of our highlights below, and follow #zimtgives for more! 

School Supply Donation

Our December donation is in, this time in physical form! 720 pencils, 320 pens, 50 notebooks, dozens of highlighters, and so much more went to students of Garcia High School in Chicago to start their semester off right!

Feeding the Hungry

Our November donation has been sent! We are so happy to have the opportunity to help feed those in need this holiday season with our proceed sharing program.

Cookies for Becoming a Man

Zimt baked a donation of Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodles for young men in the Becoming a Man counseling program. Cookies make for a great reward for good attendance and on-time assignments!

Cookie Pickup at the Market

Paul met us at the market to pick up this donation of cookies for Youth Guidance and Becoming a Man. Their various programs help youth across the city and country with counseling, training, and support!

Snickerdoodles for Youth Guidance

These delicious cinnamon dusted cookies are a little something extra special for Youth Guidance. Their students are in for a treat!

Aufwiedersehen Muffins

Zimt donated one last batch of 300 muffins to DAYS Long Beach before leaving town for our new home in Chicago. We certainly had fun making them, and it looks like the recipients enjoyed them too!

Sowing Seeds of Change

A budding urban farm in Long Beach held an eco fair complete with hands on eco workshops and a raffle to help raise funds to build out the farm. Zimt of course donated some Plätzchen to the cause, and had a lot of fun making new sustainable home goods while we were at it!

Packing at the Food Bank

We took a quick break from the hot kitchen to go to a hot warehouse and pack some yummy goods! Food packed went to seniors in need in the LA area. Volunteer at your local food bank today!

Carrot Muffins for Grow 2 Zero

Zimt donated 5 dozen carrot muffins to Grow 2 Zero Farms, for their weekly food drive organized by Armada Unified. Such amazing and empowering organizations!

Banana Bread Donation

Thanks to generous donations from our Zimt Fam we were able to bake 25 loaves of banana bread for a local non profit UCO LB to feed the homeless

Food Drive Donation

Zimt gives to AOC7 local Long Beach food drive on 12/12/20. These cookies were part of grocery bags going to local families hit hard by the pandemic.

Zimt Gives - Pumpkin Pies

Zimt donated over 20 pumpkin pies to Feel Good Salsa's Thanksgiving meal drive, feeding families hard hit by the pandemic.

Zimt Gives - Plätzchen

A few of the recipients of the DAYS Long Beach Plätzchen donation on November 20th!

Zimt Gives - Plätzchen

Zimt donated almost 600 cookies to DAYS Long Beach, who distributed them as part of their weekly grocery donation to local families in need

Zimt Gives - Pie

We donated homemade pies to AOC7's food drive on 11/14/20, which gave 200 families Thanksgiving grocery bags this year!

Ms Foundation Donation

Thanks to all our amazing customers who ordered the Notorious RBG Plätzchen, from which 20% of the proceeds went to Ms Foundation for Women.

Donate to Long Beach Gives

Help hundreds of local non profits like Farm Lot 59! Feeding those in need with fresh local produce! Visit longbeachgives.org to donate through 9/24/20

Giveaway with Long Beach Creamery

Free ice cream and Plätzchen for one lucky winner! We partnered with our favorite local ice cream shop, Long Beach Creamery, for this giveaway.

Wildfire Relief

$5 of every dozen of our Salted Caramel sold will go towards helping first responders on the front lines, and families displaced by the unprecedented wildfires. Please also consider giving what you can directly!