TAMPA, Fla. -- Panera Bread is helping abused kids in Florida through the sale of cookies.
The restaurant chain is donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of its Flip Flop Cookies between July 13 and 27 to A Kid's Place, a safe haven for abused and neglected children.
Thirty Panera bakery-cafes owned by Covelli Family Limited Partnership from Ocala to St. Petersburg are participating in the charitable campaign.
A Kid's Place is a state-of-the-art 60-bed facility located on five acres in Brandon, Florida. It provides abused, neglected or abandoned children in the foster care system a safe, home-like environment in a neighborhood setting.
The group home lets siblings to remain together. The children, who range from newborns to teenagers, can receive on-site therapy, educational and dental services.