Wellington Toffee is based in Blue Grass, Iowa, and is privately owned and managed by Kevin Kellums and Stanley Thomas. Kevin learned the ropes of candy-making back in 2001 while working in a local retailer's commercial manufacturing department. It was there that he became well-versed in the process of making caramels, peanut brittle, and of course toffee. Originally, the toffee recipe was created as a means of giving unique and homemade Christmas gifts to friends and family. Due to the popularity of the candy, Kevin formed Wellington Toffee in 2016 with the goal of utilizing product sales to provide resources and support to the people and communities who need it most.
Sales of Wellington Toffee currently support the following charitable organizations:
The Family Enrichment Center | Davenport, Iowa
The Family Enrichment Center (FEC) of Davenport is an organization aiming to transform the lives of individuals and families in the Goose Creek Heights neighborhood by providing programs dedicated to education, social and recreational activities. Their goal is to support at-risk youth and help them become successful, positive and productive members of their community. FEC was founded by Kevin Kellums and Stanley Thomas is the current Board Chairman. To learn more about the great work that the organization is doing, click here.
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation | South Dakota
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was established in 1889 and was originally included as part of the Great Sioux Reservation. Proceeds from Wellington Toffee sales help support the Reservation by providing residents with basic needs, as well as school supplies and entrepreneurial programs for students.
JUNA Amagara Ministries | Uganda, Africa
JUNA Amagara Ministries was founded in 2004 and serves five communities that are home to more than 950 children who have lost their parents to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. These children have nowhere to live and no one to take care of them. Wellington Toffee sales help provide much-needed resources to the JUNA Amagara orphanages, including construction of solar panels, school sponsorships, school supplies and more. To learn more about JUNA Amagara Ministries, click here.
Higuey Schools and Orphanages | Dominican Republic
Wellington Toffee has provided much-needed funding to a number of schools and orphanages in the Dominican Republic, helping to provide everything from basic needs to school supplies, to computer equipment. Future plans include developing a food distribution network that would serve thousands of local impoverished people.
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