Collettey's Cookies

$58,570 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 1,112 people in 21 months
Since 2011, Collette, a young woman with Down Syndrome, has been creating her own recipe for cookies for fun.  But after graduating from a program at Clemson University, she excitedly hit the job market seeking employment, but was sadly rejected over and over again, being told she was "not a good fit." Collette wasn’t going to let that stop her from finding success in the job market.  


As a very determined young lady, she decided to see if anyone wanted to buy her cookies and made her own job opportunity.  Little did she know her talent and passion for baking could become a business and her determination would be admired by all across the world. At the end of 2016, she took her specialty, the Amazing Cookie, to a local market, convinced them to stock it on their shelves, and officially launched her own business: Collettey’s Cookies.

Collette has become an inspiration to all individuals with and without disabilities as well as families and advocates. She not only wants to change the world's views to see abilities not disabilities, but Collette also wants to lower the unemployment rate for those with disabilities too. Currently, 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed, but not for long if Collette has anything to do about that!


Collette has aligned herself with one of the largest market chains in North America. She is starting with the local stores in MA and New England, Star Market & Shaws.  19 Stores to start, that will have a Collettey's display! Collette's is also working on partnerships with organizations in other states since she has the markets available across the country.  She needs immediate resources to scale her company up to meet this demand. And in the interim, she is interviewing people with disabilities for employment!


New donations will go toward extra freezer space, distribution materials, and a new mixer that will be dedicated to Collette’s newest creation: a special breakfast cookie. She also hopes to get the word out more through local events and sponsorships—none of which comes cheap.

Collete’s dream is to take Collettey’s Cookies nationwide and employ thousands of more people. It may sound hard, but Collette is up for the challenge. She’s a tough cookie!

To place an order of Colletey's Cookies, find a gift for a special occasion, or sign up for a corporate gifting account visit our website here: https://www.colletteys.com/
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We're still blown away by the amazing amount of support for Collettey's Cookies. Collette has been hard at work in the kitchen and is looking forward to continuing to grow her business thanks to all of you. We've loved reading all of the notes like these ones throughout this journey.

Please continue to spread the word and share Collette's sweet treats and dreams with your friends, family, and community!
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This is so amazing - Collette is so deeply touched and very excited to see if she can afford her new ovens and a mixer.

For all the years struggling and trying to be accepted, you all have made her feel she is valuable and accepted.
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Collette is thrilled she has been able to have beautiful and professionally done Labels! "Thank you so much for your support"
Collette
Got my new labels. Thank you!!!
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Making headline news and getting one step closer with a lot of hard work and support from amazing people in the world, towards my dream of creating jobs across the US for people with disabilities. Thank you for the love.
made CNN headline news
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Cindy Ann
21 months ago
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I saw this girl on the news and I think its TOTALLY wonderful!! you GO girl..show them what you can do! Id donate but as you can see I got my own gofundme age....but I wish you ALL the best of luck :) GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!

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Jessica Landry
21 months ago
4
4

They received an influx of orders... don't worry your cookies are on their way... I ordered mine right after Thanksgiving and got them on Monday... They are worth the wait!!!

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James Finch
18 months ago
2
2

Saw her inspiring story on MSNBC's Your Business on Sat. Morning 3/25. Those cookies look amazing & delicious! I wish her happiness and much success!

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Megan
8 months ago
1
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keep up the good work.

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Alex Wax
9 months ago
1
1

Keep up the good work you're doing a great job

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Eileen Ruf-Shannon
19 months ago
1
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Received my order of cookies. Delicious! I am ordering some for my daughter. The only thing is I ate almost the whole dozen myself.

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Dawnlyn Todd
20 months ago
1
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From what I've read these cookies are most definitely worth the wait! Be patient, as word spreads she will keep getting busier!!! Way to go girl!!!

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Caterina Pierre
20 months ago
1
1

I just got my order and the cookies really live up to their name. They are Amazing! I can only eat one a day but I'm sitting here with the bag next to my nose...they are soft and really delicious. They are in all seriousness the best mail-order cookies I have ever had, possibly the best cookie I ever had. Colette has a beautiful story, but she also has an incredibly good product. Someday when she has a multi-million dollar company, we'll all say we heard it on Facebook first!

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Chris
4 months ago

I’m trying to figure out what stores these are sold in...

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Lora Leigh Ward
17 months ago

I am a Leagally blind baker would love to connect with her

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Kimberly Amaral Newton
20 months ago

Just tried to donate, but there is a problem with the site. Please let me know when it's fixed!

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Wendy Thompson
21 months ago

I ordered and paid for cookies on 12/6/16 and have yet to receive them!!!! Was charged an additional $10 for shipping.

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Kristen Nicole Gaddy
16 days ago

www.gofundme.GetKristenRolling We need buzz like this for this family!

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Lachula Clarry
4 months ago

Wow amazing young lady.. keep it going don’t stop. I just order sum cookie and I will pass the word to my co workers... Good Luck!!!

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Sue Sivyer
4 months ago

I sure would like to try her tasty looking cookies!

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Mary Spowart
20 months ago

Your cookies look fabulous. Unfortunately I live a little too far away to use your service - Scotland! My daughter lives in Michigan and the postage to Scotland would cost way more than the cookies. I do, however, wish you all the luck in the world with your business

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Lesley DiBello
20 months ago

I donated when I saw Collette on TV several weeks ago. Is there any way to order her cookies through the mail? They look absolutely delicious, and I would LOVE to buy some!!!

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Sushmita Rao
20 months ago

I tried to donate but the website says there's an issue with your account. P.S. I'm inspired by your work.

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1 month ago
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Jill & Adam Semler
2 months ago
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Collette, We are friends of your dad, and have been keeping up with all of your successes over the years. Keep up the great work!! Jill & Adam

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bonnie rothenberg
3 months ago
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Collette, I just re-read your story and I think you are very special and awesome! I've got to find those cookies you make. I wish you much success! Sincerely, Bonnie

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Anonymous
3 months ago
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3 months ago
$10
Anonymous
3 months ago
Cindy Ann
21 months ago
6
6

I saw this girl on the news and I think its TOTALLY wonderful!! you GO girl..show them what you can do! Id donate but as you can see I got my own gofundme age....but I wish you ALL the best of luck :) GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!

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Jessica Landry
21 months ago
4
4

They received an influx of orders... don't worry your cookies are on their way... I ordered mine right after Thanksgiving and got them on Monday... They are worth the wait!!!

+ Read More
James Finch
18 months ago
2
2

Saw her inspiring story on MSNBC's Your Business on Sat. Morning 3/25. Those cookies look amazing & delicious! I wish her happiness and much success!

+ Read More
Megan
8 months ago
1
1

keep up the good work.

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Alex Wax
9 months ago
1
1

Keep up the good work you're doing a great job

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Eileen Ruf-Shannon
19 months ago
1
1

Received my order of cookies. Delicious! I am ordering some for my daughter. The only thing is I ate almost the whole dozen myself.

+ Read More
Dawnlyn Todd
20 months ago
1
1

From what I've read these cookies are most definitely worth the wait! Be patient, as word spreads she will keep getting busier!!! Way to go girl!!!

+ Read More
Caterina Pierre
20 months ago
1
1

I just got my order and the cookies really live up to their name. They are Amazing! I can only eat one a day but I'm sitting here with the bag next to my nose...they are soft and really delicious. They are in all seriousness the best mail-order cookies I have ever had, possibly the best cookie I ever had. Colette has a beautiful story, but she also has an incredibly good product. Someday when she has a multi-million dollar company, we'll all say we heard it on Facebook first!

+ Read More
Chris
4 months ago

I’m trying to figure out what stores these are sold in...

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Lora Leigh Ward
17 months ago

I am a Leagally blind baker would love to connect with her

+ Read More
Kimberly Amaral Newton
20 months ago

Just tried to donate, but there is a problem with the site. Please let me know when it's fixed!

+ Read More
Wendy Thompson
21 months ago

I ordered and paid for cookies on 12/6/16 and have yet to receive them!!!! Was charged an additional $10 for shipping.

+ Read More
Kristen Nicole Gaddy
16 days ago

www.gofundme.GetKristenRolling We need buzz like this for this family!

+ Read More
Lachula Clarry
4 months ago

Wow amazing young lady.. keep it going don’t stop. I just order sum cookie and I will pass the word to my co workers... Good Luck!!!

+ Read More
Sue Sivyer
4 months ago

I sure would like to try her tasty looking cookies!

+ Read More
Mary Spowart
20 months ago

Your cookies look fabulous. Unfortunately I live a little too far away to use your service - Scotland! My daughter lives in Michigan and the postage to Scotland would cost way more than the cookies. I do, however, wish you all the luck in the world with your business

+ Read More
Lesley DiBello
20 months ago

I donated when I saw Collette on TV several weeks ago. Is there any way to order her cookies through the mail? They look absolutely delicious, and I would LOVE to buy some!!!

+ Read More
Sushmita Rao
20 months ago

I tried to donate but the website says there's an issue with your account. P.S. I'm inspired by your work.

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