( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., Gelato Boy Creates Special Flavors in Collaboration with Non-Profits; All Proceeds Will Go Directly to the Non-Profit Organizations
ENSPIRED Contributor: Kyla Yates
Gelato Boy owners Giulia and Bryce met in Venice, Italy, where Giulia grew up and Bryce, Colorado native, studied abroad. They founded Gelato Boy together, determined to create authentic Italian gelato. Gelato Boy sources the best ingredients available makes everything in the house and from scratch and provides outstanding dairy-free and vegan options. With four scoop shops in Denver and Boulder, Colo., pints available in select grocery stores, and shipping available online, you can easily taste Gelato Boy for yourself.
Beginning in mid-June, Gelato Boy is launching its Gelato for Good Initiative. Inspired by “some very special kids” in their community, Gelato Boy partnered with two non-profits and collaborated to create special flavors that will be available online and in Gelato Boy scoop shops. All proceeds will go directly to the non-profit.
The two flavors currently available in partnership with two non-profits are Mila’s Miracle Mango Lassi and Sophie’s Neighborhood Berries + Graham. Mila’s Miracle Mango Lassi is in partnership with Mila’s Miracle Foundation, a foundation giving hope to children across hundreds of rare diseases. Mila is fighting Batten disease, a rare fatal genetic condition. The flavor is inspired by Mila’s memories of her uncle’s mango lassi popsicles.
Sophie’s Neighborhood Berries + Graham, in collaboration with Sophie’s Neighborhood, is inspired by Sophie’s love for all berries and snacking on graham crackers. Sophie’s neighborhood was founded in response to 3-year-old Sophie Rosenberg’s diagnosis of the rare and degenerative genetic disorder Multicentric Carpotarsal Osteolysis (MCTO) Syndrome.
Both pints of gelato feature artwork created by Mila and Sophie.
More About Mila’s Miracle Foundation:
Mila’s Miracle Foundation was formed in December 2016 upon learning Mila had Batten disease, a fatal genetic condition. In a race against time, Mila became the first person in the world to receive a drug tailored to just one person. Now, we’re on a mission to turn her story into an entirely new treatment path that offers real hope to children across hundreds of rare diseases. Learn more about the story and how you can help at milasmiracle.org.
More About Sophie’s Neighborhood:
Sophie’s Neighborhood is a Boulder, CO-based nonprofit organization founded in response to 3-year old Sophie Rosenberg’s (the daughter of Top Chef Season 5 Winner, Hosea Rosenberg) diagnosis of a rare and degenerative genetic disorder: Multicentric Carpotarsal Osteolysis (MCTO) Syndrome. Please learn more about this nonprofit and how you can support efforts to find a treatment by visiting www.sophiesneighborhood.org.