Eating for a cause

Favors & Gifts, NY, NJ and CT
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We have an anti-tchotchkes policy here at (does anybody really want heart-shaped measuring spoons?), but we definitely support handing out any type of edible favor or making a donation to a charity in your guests' names. And now you can do both if you live in the New York City area, thanks to the Sweet Things Bake Shop (212-982-1633, ext. 106). A division of the Lower East Side Girl's Club. the bake shop offers homemade cookies, brownies and cupcakes that not only look lovely, they're also seriously delicious. All proceeds support Girl's Club programs that teach baking and business skills to young women in lower Manhattan, as well as provide services like education, job training and health programs. A medium size platter of their basic cookies, cupcakes or brownies is $50, while decorative cookies and cupcakes (like their monogrammed cookies) start at $3 each. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides New York

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