Collettey's Cookies

$59.955 van het doel $75.000

Ingezameld door 1.140 personen binnen 33 maanden
Since 2011, Collette, a young woman with Down Syndrome, has been creating her own recipe for cookies for fun.  But after graduating from a program at Clemson University, she excitedly hit the job market seeking employment, but was sadly rejected over and over again, being told she was "not a good fit." Collette wasn’t going to let that stop her from finding success in the job market.  


As a very determined young lady, she decided to see if anyone wanted to buy her cookies and made her own job opportunity.  Little did she know her talent and passion for baking could become a business and her determination would be admired by all across the world. At the end of 2016, she took her specialty, the Amazing Cookie, to a local market, convinced them to stock it on their shelves, and officially launched her own business: Collettey’s Cookies.

Collette has become an inspiration to all individuals with and without disabilities as well as families and advocates. She not only wants to change the world's views to see abilities not disabilities, but Collette also wants to lower the unemployment rate for those with disabilities too. Currently, 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed, but not for long if Collette has anything to do about that!


Collette has aligned herself with one of the largest market chains in North America. She is starting with the local stores in MA and New England, Star Market & Shaws.  19 Stores to start, that will have a Collettey's display! Collette's is also working on partnerships with organizations in other states since she has the markets available across the country.  She needs immediate resources to scale her company up to meet this demand. And in the interim, she is interviewing people with disabilities for employment!


New donations will go toward extra freezer space, distribution materials, and a new mixer that will be dedicated to Collette’s newest creation: a special breakfast cookie. She also hopes to get the word out more through local events and sponsorships—none of which comes cheap.

Collete’s dream is to take Collettey’s Cookies nationwide and employ thousands of more people. It may sound hard, but Collette is up for the challenge. She’s a tough cookie!

To place an order of Colletey's Cookies, find a gift for a special occasion, or sign up for a corporate gifting account visit our website here: https://www.colletteys.com/
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We're still blown away by the amazing amount of support for Collettey's Cookies. Collette has been hard at work in the kitchen and is looking forward to continuing to grow her business thanks to all of you. We've loved reading all of the notes like these ones throughout this journey.

Please continue to spread the word and share Collette's sweet treats and dreams with your friends, family, and community!
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This is so amazing - Collette is so deeply touched and very excited to see if she can afford her new ovens and a mixer.

For all the years struggling and trying to be accepted, you all have made her feel she is valuable and accepted.
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Collette is thrilled she has been able to have beautiful and professionally done Labels! "Thank you so much for your support"
Collette
Got my new labels. Thank you!!!
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Making headline news and getting one step closer with a lot of hard work and support from amazing people in the world, towards my dream of creating jobs across the US for people with disabilities. Thank you for the love.
made CNN headline news
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Cindy Ann
32 maanden geleden

I saw this girl on the news and I think its TOTALLY wonderful!! you GO girl..show them what you can do! Id donate but as you can see I got my own gofundme age....but I wish you ALL the best of luck :) GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!

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James Finch
29 maanden geleden
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Saw her inspiring story on MSNBC's Your Business on Sat. Morning 3/25. Those cookies look amazing & delicious! I wish her happiness and much success!

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Jessica Landry
32 maanden geleden
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They received an influx of orders... don't worry your cookies are on their way... I ordered mine right after Thanksgiving and got them on Monday... They are worth the wait!!!

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Kristen Nicole Gaddy
11 maanden geleden
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www.gofundme.GetKristenRolling We need buzz like this for this family!

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Megan
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keep up the good work.

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Alex Wax
21 maanden geleden
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Keep up the good work you're doing a great job

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Eileen Ruf-Shannon
30 maanden geleden
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Received my order of cookies. Delicious! I am ordering some for my daughter. The only thing is I ate almost the whole dozen myself.

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Lesley DiBello
31 maanden geleden
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I donated when I saw Collette on TV several weeks ago. Is there any way to order her cookies through the mail? They look absolutely delicious, and I would LOVE to buy some!!!

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Dawnlyn Todd
31 maanden geleden
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From what I've read these cookies are most definitely worth the wait! Be patient, as word spreads she will keep getting busier!!! Way to go girl!!!

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Caterina Pierre
31 maanden geleden
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I just got my order and the cookies really live up to their name. They are Amazing! I can only eat one a day but I'm sitting here with the bag next to my nose...they are soft and really delicious. They are in all seriousness the best mail-order cookies I have ever had, possibly the best cookie I ever had. Colette has a beautiful story, but she also has an incredibly good product. Someday when she has a multi-million dollar company, we'll all say we heard it on Facebook first!

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Sirphirà
11 maanden geleden

please help guys please i beg you im really in need right now my current situation is really difficult to handle for me please

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Chris
15 maanden geleden

I’m trying to figure out what stores these are sold in...

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Lora Leigh Ward
28 maanden geleden

I am a Leagally blind baker would love to connect with her

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Kimberly Amaral Newton
32 maanden geleden

Just tried to donate, but there is a problem with the site. Please let me know when it's fixed!

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Wendy Thompson
32 maanden geleden

I ordered and paid for cookies on 12/6/16 and have yet to receive them!!!! Was charged an additional $10 for shipping.

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Gladys
2 maanden geleden

I was inspired by her story. She is a true gem and loved by God as we all are! You are loved, highly esteemed and appreciated Collette!

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Amy
3 maanden geleden

If you need a cookie helper I can help! One of my favorite past times and I need something to help earn some kind of income. Please send me a message if you need help! Happy Cookie Day!

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Patricia
4 maanden geleden

You are truely an inspiration. I fully support you in your dreams. I will be delighted to help to get your cookies all over the United States of America.

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Charlene
4 maanden geleden

You are my inspiration missy !

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Diane
4 maanden geleden

Way to go Collette! We are trying to raise money also for go fund me as my daughter is austistic so I work and take care of her when she gets home from school. So we are trying to raise to move to a different apartment because we have gone through bullying. It's awful, where we live now they don't do anything about bullying. I get bullied, and I rather get bullied and the brunt of it, then my daughter that's for sure. It's so sad people ( mean people will try to bully others if we are different. Thanks for letting me comment my go fund me is Diane Barbarise . God bless you Collette, keep on keeping on! :)

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$10
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Charlene Dickinson
4 maanden geleden

You are my hero !

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Bumble Boston
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Bumble Boston is honored to support Collette's mission on behalf of Bumble, a community that strives to empower women and give them the ability to control the conversation in both their personal and professional lives. Go Collette!

DP
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Daisy P
5 maanden geleden

Go get em, Colette!

ML
$15
Mia Laudato
5 maanden geleden

In honor of Int’l Women’s Day- I want to support a women’s run business that gives job opportunities to people with disabilities and makes some AMAZINGly yummy cookies!! Taking my money from the “swear” jar from Lent and putting it to a great business and cause! Way to go Collettey! You rock!

KL
$10
Karen Livingood
5 maanden geleden

I am in awe of her determination to work and to be a contributing member of society. You are an amazing person. God Bless.

Cindy Ann
32 maanden geleden

I saw this girl on the news and I think its TOTALLY wonderful!! you GO girl..show them what you can do! Id donate but as you can see I got my own gofundme age....but I wish you ALL the best of luck :) GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!

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James Finch
29 maanden geleden
5
5

Saw her inspiring story on MSNBC's Your Business on Sat. Morning 3/25. Those cookies look amazing & delicious! I wish her happiness and much success!

+ meer lezen
Jessica Landry
32 maanden geleden
5
5

They received an influx of orders... don't worry your cookies are on their way... I ordered mine right after Thanksgiving and got them on Monday... They are worth the wait!!!

+ meer lezen
Kristen Nicole Gaddy
11 maanden geleden
1
1

www.gofundme.GetKristenRolling We need buzz like this for this family!

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Megan
19 maanden geleden
1
1

keep up the good work.

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Alex Wax
21 maanden geleden
1
1

Keep up the good work you're doing a great job

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Eileen Ruf-Shannon
30 maanden geleden
1
1

Received my order of cookies. Delicious! I am ordering some for my daughter. The only thing is I ate almost the whole dozen myself.

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Lesley DiBello
31 maanden geleden
1
1

I donated when I saw Collette on TV several weeks ago. Is there any way to order her cookies through the mail? They look absolutely delicious, and I would LOVE to buy some!!!

+ meer lezen
Dawnlyn Todd
31 maanden geleden
1
1

From what I've read these cookies are most definitely worth the wait! Be patient, as word spreads she will keep getting busier!!! Way to go girl!!!

+ meer lezen
Caterina Pierre
31 maanden geleden
1
1

I just got my order and the cookies really live up to their name. They are Amazing! I can only eat one a day but I'm sitting here with the bag next to my nose...they are soft and really delicious. They are in all seriousness the best mail-order cookies I have ever had, possibly the best cookie I ever had. Colette has a beautiful story, but she also has an incredibly good product. Someday when she has a multi-million dollar company, we'll all say we heard it on Facebook first!

+ meer lezen
Sirphirà
11 maanden geleden

please help guys please i beg you im really in need right now my current situation is really difficult to handle for me please

+ meer lezen
Chris
15 maanden geleden

I’m trying to figure out what stores these are sold in...

+ meer lezen
Lora Leigh Ward
28 maanden geleden

I am a Leagally blind baker would love to connect with her

+ meer lezen
Kimberly Amaral Newton
32 maanden geleden

Just tried to donate, but there is a problem with the site. Please let me know when it's fixed!

+ meer lezen
Wendy Thompson
32 maanden geleden

I ordered and paid for cookies on 12/6/16 and have yet to receive them!!!! Was charged an additional $10 for shipping.

+ meer lezen
Gladys
2 maanden geleden

I was inspired by her story. She is a true gem and loved by God as we all are! You are loved, highly esteemed and appreciated Collette!

+ meer lezen
Amy
3 maanden geleden

If you need a cookie helper I can help! One of my favorite past times and I need something to help earn some kind of income. Please send me a message if you need help! Happy Cookie Day!

+ meer lezen
Patricia
4 maanden geleden

You are truely an inspiration. I fully support you in your dreams. I will be delighted to help to get your cookies all over the United States of America.

+ meer lezen
Charlene
4 maanden geleden

You are my inspiration missy !

+ meer lezen
Diane
4 maanden geleden

Way to go Collette! We are trying to raise money also for go fund me as my daughter is austistic so I work and take care of her when she gets home from school. So we are trying to raise to move to a different apartment because we have gone through bullying. It's awful, where we live now they don't do anything about bullying. I get bullied, and I rather get bullied and the brunt of it, then my daughter that's for sure. It's so sad people ( mean people will try to bully others if we are different. Thanks for letting me comment my go fund me is Diane Barbarise . God bless you Collette, keep on keeping on! :)

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