Jalen's Bakery

$13,235 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 201 people in 18 months
Jalen is an 8-year old CEO of Jalen's Bakery. With the help of his mom he hopes to make his dreams come true. He wants to own a house, raise funding for college, continue to give back to the community and to learn the life of being a young entrepreneur.

Jalen is overwhelmed with joy to see how much of a demand his bakery is receiving through social media. His goal is to have the opportunity to have his goods shipped to customers nationwide, in order to do this he needs your help.

Funds received from GoFundMe will help Jalen's Bakery to fulfill online ordering and shipping nationwide, and overall expand his business in order to reach all of his goals.

http://abc30.com/society/8-year-old-fresno-boy-starts-baking-business-to-help-family/1449352
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We are so excited to have seen Jalen's goal to be able to ship across the US and also a few international orders as well. As we continue to get one of his bigger goals underway, he still has his philanthropic heart and desires to fulfill along the way. Over this past year, Jalen has been able to give in many ways. He's given many books to his book club members to start their home libraries, donated to organizations to help them fundraise for great causes, give to homeless shelters, police stations, fire stations, and 100 coats and socks to kids without them. This year he would love to give 200 coats and socks to kids in need, but with such a big goal -he needs your help to reach his next goals... Please visit: www.gofundme.com/jalensbakerynextsteps to see what his next steps are to growing his business and fulfilling his philanthropic goals.
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Thank you to everyone that helped Jalen reached his goal in shipping baked goods to his amazing customers across the US! He was able to get insured, rent a commercial kitchen, provide training and jobs to others. Jalen has also had the opportunity to speak to students all over the world to encourage them to follow their dreams, and work hard to achieve success. He and his mother continue to work very hard to reach his bigger goal of getting a house with a golden retriever, but are grateful to have fulfilled much more important goals of helping the community and encouraging others to do the same. Starting JALEN'S BAKERY has been such an amazing experience for Jalen and those closest to him. He continues to pursue his goals of helping others through his bookclub, providing school supplies and coats to children in need. He recently donated diapers and cards to families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Thank you and as we continue to strive to assist Jalen in his philanthropic endeavors we ask for your continued thoughts and support.

www.instagram.com/jalensblog
www.facebook.com/jalensbakery
www.twitter.com/jalensbakery
www.jalensbakery.com
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August 2016, Jalen was named the Superintendent's Superstar for his commitment to give back to the community through his back to school drive funded by a portion of the proceeds he receives from his business.

In the county of Fresno September 1, 2016 is officially "Jalen Bailey Day". Jalen is very excited about the new exciting opportunities that are coming his way and he is looking forward to having the opportunity to share what he is learning with other children, with the hopes of inspiring them to follow their dreams, be active in helping the community, and strive to become better everyday.

Thank you for keeping up with Jalen and joining us on this journey as we continue to create unforgettable memories. We are excited to announce that Jalen will be on the Rachel Ray show on Friday, September 23rd!

Feel free to follow Jalen's Instagram page to view the photos of his time in New York. @jalensblog

Jalen's Facebook: @jalensbakery

Jalen's Twitter: @jalensblog

Jalen's websites:
www.jalensbakery.com
www.jalensblog.com

#TeamJalen

Thank you all for your continued support!

Special thanks to:

Fresno County Office of Education
Fresno Unified School Board
California State Senate Office

We humbly thank all of you for giving Jalen the opportunity to successfully see his dream come to fruition. It could not have been done without all of you. His dreams can only get bigger from here!
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Thank you all. You will never know how much your support helps Jalen to continue to follow his dreams and to giveback to others. Rather it is your comments, emails, shares, likes, donations, or phone calls to tell us how our story inspired you in someway or another... It is encouragement to both of us to keep going no matter what obstacles may come. We sincerely thank you!

Also thank you to all of the social media outlets that have shared our story, here are a few sites that Jalen's Bakery has been featured:

http://abc30.com/society/8-year-old-fresno-boy-starts-baking-business-to-help-family/1449352

http://ktla.com/2016/08/01/8-year-old-fresno-boy-opens-bakery-hopes-to-buy-mother-a-house

People Magazine
Essence Magazine "Son of the year"
ABCNews
VIBE
Today's Show
Good Morning America
The Shade Room's Positive Images
Because of Them We Can
KMPH Fox 26
Centric TV
Phillipinesnow
http://www.fresnobee.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/carmen-george/article97234932.html
And many more!

A special thanks to the Fresno County's Office of Education superintendent Jim Yovino for recognizing Jalen's efforts and naming him the "Superstar student" of August.

Thank you to Porsha Kimble "your cake diva" for giving Jalen guidance on how to succeed in the baking world and his KitchenAid stand mixer that he adores so dearly.

Thank you to all of his loyal customers that we deliver to locally. He is looking forward to being able to ship his baked goods to "spread love, one cookie at a time, all over the world".

Thank you!
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Azucena De Luna
18 months ago
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This story really made me cry!

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Maria Theresa Aman
18 months ago
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Ms. Sharhonda, what an INCREDIBLE young man you are raising! This story made me smile! His future is so bright! Well done on raising such a helpful, caring and entrepreneurial young man! God bless you both!!!

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Linda Brantlinger Hill
17 months ago

Your son is so inspiring! He must have a wonderful mother who he obviously loves very much. I will look forward to ordering cookies online. Hopefully he will soon ship to the east coast!

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Raised by 201 people in 18 months
Created August 3, 2016
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Joanne Robinson
6 months ago
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Saw you on Rachel Ray, what an inspiration you are. Good luck and keep it up!

NB
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Nancy Bennett
6 months ago
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Saw you on Rachel Ray show and am impressed and want to support your business

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Anonymous
6 months ago
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BE
$200
Bobby and Ellen
14 months ago
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We are honored to support Jalen and celebrate Dan + Howli Pfeiffer!

OC
$100
OMNI PROPERTY MGMT. Corp.
15 months ago
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A kid like this is what makes this country great and me proud. Your local BMR (Black Mormon Republican)

KP
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Karen & Pete Pfeiffer
15 months ago
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Dan and Howli, Thank you for inviting us to your wedding. It was a beautiful weekend! Much love to you, Karen and Pete

CP
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Channing Pfeiffer
15 months ago
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In honor of the marriage of Howli & Dan Pfeiffer. With love and best wishes, Channing & Kathryn

Azucena De Luna
18 months ago
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This story really made me cry!

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Maria Theresa Aman
18 months ago
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Ms. Sharhonda, what an INCREDIBLE young man you are raising! This story made me smile! His future is so bright! Well done on raising such a helpful, caring and entrepreneurial young man! God bless you both!!!

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Linda Brantlinger Hill
17 months ago

Your son is so inspiring! He must have a wonderful mother who he obviously loves very much. I will look forward to ordering cookies online. Hopefully he will soon ship to the east coast!

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