Special Kneads and Treats, Inc. is a nonprofit specialty goods company located in Lawrenceville, GA, focused on providing Special Needs adults within the surrounding community a place to learn a skill and develop a sense of accountability and pride. We provide valuable work experience and training to special needs adults, encouraging self-confidence, a sense of value and the opportunity to enjoy success and socialization. Sharing the love of Jesus Christ through caring, serving, equipping and educating, we cater to local Food Ministry Cooperatives, Elderly Care Facilities, Battered Women and Children’s homes, Medically Fragile Children’s Homes as well as many small locally owned businesses and community outreach programs. Our program allows this special group of people an opportunity to provide for those less fortunate or in need with specialty baked goods and services. Profits from standard sales are injected back into community programs to further assist Special Needs awareness, research and many other areas of need. Special Kneads and Treats, Inc. provides support to disadvantaged children and adults living in impoverished communities in both the local area as well as similar communities across the U.S.A. and abroad. Our program provides strategic partnerships between local business and government enterprises to these same communities. Special Kneads and Treats, Inc. facilitates the efforts of job skill training in the bakery by providing a safe environment for the workers and a resource center for individuals in the community while providing a holistic life skill development through love and caring for all residents in these same aforementioned communities.
There are many uncertainties in life but there are some things that will always remain like birthdays, weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, and many other types of parties and celebrations where sweet treats are always in demand. The service industry, including catering and food preparation, is continually one of the fastest growing business sectors of the economy, and Special Kneads and Treats, Inc. intends to capitalize on the success of this industry by equipping special needs adults with the proper skill sets to take advantage of these event opportunities in the South East Region.
Special Kneads and Treats, Inc. operates based on Christian family oriented ideals driven from over 30 years of cake decorating and baking experience.
From desk and field market research carried out in the surrounding communities, it is clear that there is a distinct need to provide employment opportunities to Special Needs adults as well as a distinct need to care for those less fortunate individuals living in impoverished communities or conditions. Furthermore, research on Gwinnett County Census indicates that there is considerable potential in the specialty baked goods business. Special Kneads and Treats, Inc. will cater to these needs and develop a strong return-customer base. This focus will allow further funding in support of the community programs targeted to receive both charitable and grant type donations of these same specialty goods.