Gingerbread Folks Benefit Calgary Families

Good Earth focuses on families during the Holiday Season

CALGARY/ALBERTA/MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2008) - Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery, a Calgary based coffeehouse chain is pleased to announce the arrival of its holiday Gingerbread Families. The gingerbread folks are gift-packed in threes to make Gingerbread Families and they have a special mission this year. When you purchase a Good Earth Gingerbread Family, $1.00 goes to Brown Bagging it for Calgary's Kids.

Brown Bagging it for Calgary's Kids is a local charity whose mandate is to ensure that Children and youth in Calgary, regardless of their life circumstances, are able to reach their full potential. Through the "Feed Kids" program they make and deliver 1300 brown bag lunches to 65 different schools daily. "Supporting our local communities with a particular emphasis on Children is part of our mission and Brown Bagging it is such a good fit", says Nan Eskenazi, Co-founder of Good Earth Cafes. This is Good Earth's second program with them; In early November, the cafes sold brown lunch bags, decorated by Calgary kids, for $2 with funds going to the charity. Visit and read about the wonderful programs offered at Brown Bagging it for Calgary's Kids.

These delightful and delicious Gingerbread Families will be available at all Good Earth cafes in Calgary throughout the holiday season. Gingerbread Families make great gifts for friends, co-workers, teachers, etc. They are inexpensive, delicious, and benefit families!

About Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery:

Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery was founded in Calgary, Alberta in 1991, by entrepreneurs Nan Eskenazi and Michael Going. With a reputation for excellence, Good Earth has long been known for their premium coffee, espresso-based beverages as well as wholesome baked goods and food products. Good Earth has focused on creating a unique experience for customers through the combination of a distinctive coffeehouse environment, a passion for good food and social and environmental responsibility. The company continues to expand the café chain throughout Western Canada through franchising while maintaining its unique position and brand in the coffeehouse industry. Good Earth is now a chain of 20 cafes with locations in Calgary, Okotoks, Red Deer, Edmonton, AB and Kelowna, BC. For additional information, visit


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