Only four years old, Aurora Bakery is already a treasured community asset. Located on Main Street in Newport, NH, and part of the nonprofit Road To Independence, Aurora offers teens and adults with differing abilities the chance to learn critical life and work skills while making and selling mouth-watering treats. This April, TLC Upper Valley agreed to partner with Aurora on an expansion project.
“Within the bakery, we run a program for individuals with differing abilities,” said Elaine Frank, Road To Independence Board President. “These individuals are taught everything from safe food handling to how to properly mix a batter or dough to customer service and social skills. Everything is baked from scratch in-house by our students, volunteers, and staff.”
The TLC Upper Valley campaign will allow Aurora staff to add more seating for customers, expand their menu to include savory items such as sandwiches, soups, and salads, and provide more varied work experiences for their participants.
The Aurora Bakery Expansion is the latest crowdfunding venture by The Local Crowd Upper Valley.