What started out as baking out of boredom turned into baking for a cause for Rockwood Summit High freshman Mira Iyer and her six friends from school.
In collaboration with other area Rockwood students, Iyer and her friends have been quite busy creating an assortment of sweet treats the past couple of weeks. They’ve decided to donate all goods to health care workers at four area hospitals.
“I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to thank them for everything they have done and for all of the sacrifices they have made to ensure we can all stay safe and healthy,” said Iyer. “We baked a variety of treats for them and put them in packaging materials we had available at home.”
About a week ago, the team produced more than 750 baked goods – a combination of 350 cookies, 12 loaves of bread, 140 muffins, 138 brownies and 126 miscellaneous pastries. This week, they baked more than 500 treats.
“When some of the doctors and hospital workers reached out about how good all the treats were and how it made their day, I realized that even the simplest gesture could make a huge impact,” said Iyer. “I felt really fulfilled, and it felt good to know that I helped put a smile on someone's face.”
Mira’s parents are proud of the girls’ efforts.
“The baked goods looked very professionally made, and the kids took extra time to wrap them individually, label the ingredients and include ‘thank you’ notes,” said her mother, Shanthi. “It’s heartwarming to see the kids understand the magnitude of what's happening and doing their part to make the world that much sweeter.”