Jimmy LaPrelle said looking for gifts to send to clients at his corporate job had become more of a chore than a cheerful event. He was sick of sending flowers and wanted a different option than the …
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Jimmy LaPrelle said looking for gifts to send to clients at his corporate job had become more of a chore than a cheerful event. He was sick of sending flowers and wanted a different option than the gift services already out there.
That’s when he came up with The Desserted Co. — a dessert box delivery service.
“We wanted to come up with something that was a lot more fun,” LaPrelle said. “Who doesn’t like desserts? We want to bring fun back for people who are giving it and getting it — something different and delicious.”
LaPrelle, an Arvada resident, launched his business in time for Valentine’s Day deliveries throughout the Denver metro area. The plan is to have deliveries available every day of the year for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, break ups, mother’s day and graduations.
“Everything you can think of, we’re gonna be having dessert boxes for it,” LaPrelle said.
As the business grows, the goal is to add more fresh-baked items made locally. They are also looking to give back.
“As I was putting this together, I wanted to make sure the company had a tangible focus on give backs,” LaPrelle said, adding that he fell in love with the mission of Food For Thought Denver and the tangible impact it has on kids in Denver.
Food For Thought Denver is a grassroots nonprofit run by volunteers that provides weekend food packs for hungry students at 37 low-income schools in Denver and Aurora.
The objective is to bridge the gap of hot lunch on Friday and Monday morning breakfast at school.
For each dessert box sold, The Desserted Co. will fund one weekend food pack through Food For Thought.
“There are a lot of kids in need and every little bit helps us in that equation,” said Bob Bell, co-founder of Food For Thought Denver. “People like Jimmy and the contributions like that is what the whole program is built on.”
Dessert boxes are available at desserted.co
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