The Greenwich United Way Finance Champions celebrated the program’s fifth year with a visit to COBS Bread Bakery in Riverside.
Greenwich School students enrolled in the Life Champions Life skills program at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich were treated to a sweet treat and learned what it takes to run a successful local business from COBS Bread Bakery owners Louise, Tom and Rob Hyden, who shared about their collective perspective on the special way COBS Bakery makes breads from healthy ingredients.
Financial champions learn the importance of earning, saving and spending wisely. A visit to COBS Bread Bakery provided “food for thought” about future employment opportunities in the Greenwich community. Students also learned about the COBS process in baking, technology systems for operations, forecasting demand for various products, and the importance of providing excellent customer service.
“Both Greenwich United Way and the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich are grateful for the team at COBS Bread Bakery taking time out of their busy workday to engage with local youth. Our financial champions were given the opportunity to witness firsthand how the principles they learned are applied in real life, expanding their knowledge and future horizons,” said David Rabin, CEO of Greenwich United Way.
The Hyden Family raised three sons in Riverside and are long-time contributors to Greenwich and the wider Fairfield community, supporting local youth employment at the bakery, offering a daily supply of baked goods to local charities and raising money for cancer. research. COBS Bread Bakery regularly sponsors local youth sports events feeding young athletes, parents and volunteers.
To learn more about volunteering this fall or how to support Finance Champions, contact Cecile Meunier, Champions Program Manager with Greenwich United Way at (email protected) or 203-869-2256.
About Greenwich United Way
Greenwich United Way (GUW) shares a name with approximately 1,200 other similar organizations across the country, although the Greenwich, Connecticut division is a privately held, locally run nonprofit agency. As a volunteer-driven organization, Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address health, education and self-sufficiency needs specific to the local community and to create and influence meaningful and lasting solutions. Through various fundraising efforts and ongoing research, the organization is able to directly provide the funds necessary to achieve this goal. Greenwich United Way also invests and conducts collaborative efforts to address broad community needs with partner nonprofit agencies. For more information visit https://greenwichunitedway.orgor follow us on Instagram and Facebook.