Cara’s Cookie Company owners Jennifer and Tom Hamilton didn’t start out as bakers, but their popular store is serving up delicious baked goods while also supporting their charity, Cara’s Purpose.
🧈 The newest yummy addition to their menu is the butter board, which Jennifer says came from a TikTok trend.
Providing a Ripple of Hope to Others
In 2018, while pregnant with their baby, Cara, Jennifer and Tom were told their daughter would be born with a terminal brain tumor. They spent 50 days together as a family before Cara passed away. In lieu of flowers, they wanted people to donate to a charity, but there was not one that aligned with what they were looking to support. So, they created their own and named it Cara’s Purpose, which offers support and resources to families who have been given a terminal diagnosis for their unborn child.
In 2018, Cara’s Purpose held its first fundraiser and Jennifer baked cookies to give to all the donors. When COVID hit, they couldn’t hold in-person fundraisers anymore and their friend Barrett Dobbs, owner of Johnny Rogers BBQ, told them about a space available in Gibson Mill Market. It was then they decided to move forward with Cara’s Cookie Company.
Jennifer is not a baker by trade, but she had lots of experience baking for her kids’ classroom and birthday parties. Jennifer and Tom already had three older children before having Cara (Jacob, Emily, and Andre), and now also have twin boys, Dax and Cooper.
When asked how she does it all…run a business, take care of preschool-aged kids, and support other families through Cara’s Purpose…she replied, “We don’t do it on our own. Family, friends, and neighbors have all helped out to make this happen.”
What Customers Are Saying…
We know their popularity will continue to grow as more people discover the Gibson Mill Market, but the word is already out about the goodies you can find at Cara’s Cookie Company.
Cara’s Purpose Serving Up Love for Families
To date, Cara’s Purpose has helped over 50 families by offering emotional support as well as providing gift boxes to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center (CMC Main) for families in crisis at the hospital.
📅 Cara’s Purpose charity will be the Round Up Program through Cabarrus Brewing Company during the month of April! For the entire month, guests who visit CBC will have the option to round up their transactions, with those additional funds going to benefit Cara’s Purpose.
You can also donate to Cara’s Purpose online, and be sure to follow their Cara’s Cookie Company Instagram and Facebook pages to see what delicious morsels they will be baking up next!
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41 Edgewood Ave NE
Concord, North Carolina 28025
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