During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, ninth grader, Tyler Wong, wanted to help families in need. Tyler decided to use his mad baking skills to raise money for EHP by selling homemade key lime pies. In just one week, from August 9 -15, 2020, Tyler baked 14 pies, raising $160 for EHP. By mid-October 2020, Tyler had baked and sold 50 pies, raising $750 which was generously matched by The Market at Edgewood for a total of $1500!
Tyler continued baking pies on the weekends when he had time to raise funds for EHP. Along the way, Jesse Cool, owner of Flea Street restaurant in Menlo Park, heard about Tyler’s work. As a supporter of EHP and a fan of key lime pies, she placed an order. When Jesse picked up her pies, she asked Tyler if he wanted to hang in Flea Street’s kitchen. A baking aficionado since 6th grade, Tyler answered with a resounding “YES”! After meeting with General Manager/Chef Bryan Thuerk, the Flea Street Restaurant collaborated with Tyler to hold a fundraiser, Key Lime Pies for EHP, on January 23, 2022. In total, they sold 90 (ninety) pies. With additional donations from The Market at Edgewood and Flea Street Restaurant, the fundraiser raised over $3000.
Today Tyler is a junior in high school and continues to bake for charity. To date, Tyler has raised over $6,000 to help EHP families. When he has time, Tyler brings special homemade treats for our struggling neighbors. There’s nothing like a bit of kindness wrapped in a delicious dessert. Thank you, Tyler, for caring about our neighbors in need.
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