Warm cookie delivery bakery Tiff’s Treats started in an apartment at the University of Texas back in 1999, when Tiffany Taylor baked cookies as an apology to Leon Chen for standing him up on a date. Since that time, Tiff’s Treats has grown to 46 stores throughout the states of Texas, Tennessee, and Georgia, with 13 more stores on the way in 2019 in existing markets plus one brand new market that will be announced soon.
In honor of its 20th anniversary this year, Tiff’s Treats is looking to share the love by teaming up with participating non-profit organizations within the communities of its stores. The company is donating 10 percent of the sales from every box of cookies sold throughout January to charities that were selected from a submission process in December 2018.
“Giving back to charity has been an important part of our company’s DNA from early on,” says founder Tiffany Chen. “Every single store grand opening event over the past 20 years has benefited a local charity important to each community.”
In 2018, Tiff’s Treats donated nearly $300,000 in cash, gift cards, and cookies to charitable causes, and that giving continues in its milestone year. Some of the organizations that will benefit in 2019 include The Andy Roddick Foundation, Girl Start, Patriot Paws, local chapters of Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition to donating a portion of sales to these organizations, Tiff’s Treats will also give one organization with the highest sales in January a $20,000 grand prize cash donation.
“To honor our 20th year in business, we couldn’t think of a more meaningful way to acknowledge our love and gratitude than by giving back to the people and communities which have cheered us on, supported us and have been loyal cookie lovers” says co-founder Leon Chen.