Sunrise Bakery Donates Thousands of Dollars to Schwartz Center in 2023 Radiothon
If you were among the hundreds of people who purchased breakfast from Sunrise Bakery and Coffee Shop on Friday, your order helped kids in need.
The fifth annual Radiothon with Fun 107 and Cardi's Furniture helped raise money for Meeting Street and The Schwartz Center in Dartmouth. The non-profit assists children with developmental issues who require special assistance. Thanks to the remarkable programs offered, children are given a second chance to not only live comfortably but to thrive.
More than 7,000 families throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island are helped by Meeting Street. The money raised in the yearly Radiothon goes directly to the programs that offer support.
Fun 107's Michael and Maddie went live from Sunrise in Dartmouth, with visits from students of the Schwartz Center who have been marking off educational, physical and mental milestones.
Ariana, Conner and Brayden were just a few of the children whose lives were forever changed by the caring touch of Schwartz.
Thanks to the generosity of Sunrise and to all of the customers who stopped by on their way to work or on their day off to purchase a donut, pastry, linguica roll.
Over $9,000 was raised, exceeding the previous Radiothon, which brought in more than $7,200 back in 2020.
Every year, Manny and Louise Amaral and their team welcome Fun 107 and the Radiothon into their bakery with open arms.
Sadly, this is the final year for the current business owners as they prepare to pass Sunrise on to new owners. Hopefully, the next crew continue the tradition.
"I want to thank all the people that came in and helped," Manny Amaral told Fun 107. "We really appreciate it and whatever they bought, half of the money went straight to the kids at the Schwartz school. We love those kids. I'm going to die with a soft spot for the kids, I love them so much."
The Amarals also donated separately, pushing the final amount past $9,000.