Twenty-eight Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Greater Hartford/Eastern Connecticut have kicked off their annual Holiday Gift Drive campaign. Customers can participate by simply going to the counter, selecting a gift tag with a specific child’s first name on it, and then purchasing the suggested “wish list” items noted. Each gift tag is special with a different child, age and list of gifts on it. Gifts should be brought back to the manager of the bakery-cafe by next Friday, December 12th unwrapped and in a shopping or gift bag with the gift tag attached.
The participating bakery-cafes and their non-profit partners include the ones in Bristol and Southington.