I am very proud of the donations and impact made in 2018. Flower City Flavor Company will never stray away from our purpose to give back to the community. However, towards the 2018, I have shifted our vision and decided to consolidate our funds to one common theme – giving free birthday parties to disadvantaged youth in the Rochester, NY area. The choice was easy. I am lucky to have had a childhood where my parents, while far from financially well-off, gave an extremely wonderful environment to grow up in. Looking back now, some of the greatest memories I have of my youth were the birthday parties I had whether at our house or at a venue such as the old Putt-Putt Golf on West Ridge Road. There are many deserving kids out there that don’t have the same opportunities that I did, so it is my duty to do what I can to give them theirs. This new goal is much more challenging to make a reality, birthday parties can cost $200 or even more and with the volume I want to give them at, I need to sell a lot of stuff! I am in the midst of planning how to be most successful of this vision, thus why the lack of monthly donations since November 2018. This is apart of my why and I will make it a reality. Stay tuned for updates.