Cookies for a cause: Germantown woman operates small cookie business to help children across the globe
GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Sue Lievrouw puts a lot of care into her confections. So much so she started a cookie decorating business to help children from a village in east Africa live a better life.
After a visit to Tanzania in 2006, Sue was inspired to utilize her love of baking and decorating cookies as a means to help where it appeared to be needed most. She established Hearts in Unity, with a mission to help feed, clothe and educate the children in one Tanzanian village and a cookie decorating business where 100% of the proceeds go toward the cause.
Lievrouw credits an edible printer, called "Eddie," to help speed up production. It's by Primera. This company has also invested in this baker's overall cause.
On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Michael Schlesinger visited the home kitchen of this baker, entrepreneur and philanthropist whose developed a cookie connection with young people a half-world away.