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Bakery with charitable plan launches today

Monday, July 25, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Paper Route Bakery owner Aaron Seriff-Cullick will celebrate the launch of his bakery with an event that includes free cookies at Buzz Mill Coffee, 1505 Town Creek Drive (off Riverside), from 7 to 9:30 p.m. today. Seriff-Cullick began his career as a baker while attending Austin’s Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School and continued through his graduation from Yale University. Seriff-Cullick told the Austin Monitor that people who subscribe to the bakery service will have the opportunity to donate baked goods, such as cookies, to local charitable organizations. When he was in high school, Seriff-Cullick put together an organization with some friends called the “cake club,” in which they baked and delivered one cake per classroom at the end of the day each Friday. The cakes were donated anonymously, and students were encouraged to leave charitable donations in a box alongside the cakes. He said the group raised about $2,000 for the Art From the Streets organization, which helps homeless artists. Seriff-Cullick said he plans to donate baked goods to the Ronald McDonald House and the Hospice Austin’s Christopher House. According to the bakery’s Facebook page, Paper Route Bakery uses “organic sugars, flours, spices, and produce, cage-free eggs and grass-fed butter. In an effort to spread joy to those who need it most, we use a portion of our profits to bring free goodies to hospice care patients and sick kids. We grew up here in Austin, and now we’re out to nourish the city we love!” Assisting Seriff-Cullick in this endeavor is his high school friend Morry Mitrani, the co-founder of the bakery. More information is available here.

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