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From selling home-baked cookies to cakes, these few businesses try their best to help those struggling during this pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused plenty of disruptions and with some struggling on a daily basis, they'll need as much help as they can get. 

If you are interested in helping, you can even get a sweet treat in return. How, you ask? 

Well, you just need to show your support for these Instagram (IG) food businesses who are donating their profits to needy causes

Patricia (Pattie) @pattifibakes 

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Make your orders via IG Direct Messages (DMs) and complete your purchase via PayLah! 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM PATTIFIBAKES' INSTAGRAM 

Patricia, a 24-year-old writer at a Public Relations (PR) company, started Pattifibakes as a side gig. 

Hoping to use her baking skills to raise money, Patricia pledged to donate 50 per cent of all her profits to charity and helping groups in Singapore - from migrant workers to animal welfare groups. 

She held a soft launch in May, fulfilling a few pre-orders for her friends and acquaintances, before officially launching on Wed (Jun 16). Offering cookies, cakes and tarts, Pattifibakes will have you spoilt for choice with these sweet treats! 

Store it in a fridge and the cookies can last for up to five days, while the cupcakes, cakes and tarts can be kept up to a week. 

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These classic chocolate chip cookies, made by Pattibakes, are sold for $22 per 300g. 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM PATTIFIBAKES' INSTAGRAM 

In May, Patricia donated her entire month's profits to charity. Half of it, or about $250, went to the Migrant Workers' Assistant Fund and will provide 75 hot meals for the workers. The remaining half was donated to the #BlackLivesMatter movement fund. 

She will donate 50 per cent of June's baking profits to the Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund again, and 50 per cent of July's to @itsrainingraincoats - an initiative for migrant workers' benefit. 

In an Instagram post, Patti briefly shared about her experience managing the business alongside her full-time job. She said: "By the time I would be done cleaning the kitchen, it would be 2 or 3am… then I'd wake up early the next day to go out to deliver the cookies. I also struggled ensuring quality control, because mixing up such large batches took a toll on my trusty Kitchenaid. 

It was a steep learning curve for sure, but I'm glad I took on this challenge and that I started this baking account." 

Pattifibakes delivers islandwide for $10. For orders above $80, delivery is free. 

Vanessa @v.akes 

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"v.akes is here to satisfy your cravings and bring pleasure to your belly." 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM V.AKES' INSTAGRAM 

Out of a love and passion for baking, 19-year-old Vanessa Tan started v.akes as a stepping stone towards her eventual goal to open a café in future. 

The tertiary student calls her baked desserts "brokies". It sounds like 'broke kid, which represents her financial situation when she first started selling them. She also wanted to share and sell cookies at an affordable price range. 

During the previous Mother's Day promotion in May, Vanessa donated 60 per cent of the profits to migrant workers in Singapore. 

She will donate 60 per cent of her business's Father's Day promotion earnings to combat social isolation during COVID-19 as well! 

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Out of ideas for Father's Day gifts? Check out promotions at @v.akes!! 
PHOTO CREDIT: V.AKES' INSTAGRAM 

Aside from the main menu treats, each priced between $8 and $12, customers can also order customisable brokie flavours. 

There are weekly (limited) slots to pre-order, with mini brokies available as well. There are also delivery charges, depending on the area. 

For any queries or orders, you can DM @v.akes. 

Heartwork.co @heartwork.bakes 

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Order and send a surprise box of cookies to your loved ones! 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM HEARTWORK.BAKES' INSTAGRAM 

Expanding on her passion for baking, 20-year-old graduating student Allison Leanne started heartwork.bakes as a way to contribute to society and experience a sense of what entrepreneurship is like. 

"The process of baking for me has been pretty hectic as I promise to deliver my bakes within the same day that they are made, so I'm usually baking at really odd hours. As for delivery, I outsource my delivery so it's great that in a sense I am also creating jobs for delivery," said the 20-year-old who loves baking for the surprise gift boxes and birthdays the most. 

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Recently, they raised $200 in 200 days for the Children's Cancer Foundation 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM HEARTWORK.BAKES' INSTAGRAM 

Since Jun 2, they have been donating 10 per cent of their sales to Hopes In Meals which is a community platform. 

They prepare and deliver ready-to-eat meals to beneficiaries' doorsteps, feeding the elderly and young who have been struggling to cope financially, especially during this COVID-19 period. 

Heartwork.co's menu includes the usual chocolate cookies and banana loafs. They also offer sablés viennoise (french-vietnamese butter cookies) and petit sablés. Their treats cost between $6 and $29 so you can afford and enjoy these delectable desserts without going broke! 

Customers can place orders one day in advance via DM. They can choose to collect the orders themselves or request for delivery. 

Depending on the area, delivery charges range from $6 to $15, to the east is $6 while other regions' delivery charges range from $8 to $15. 

Mira Azman @bakesbyputeriimpian 

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#ProjectPuteriImpian 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM BAKESBYPUTTERIIMPIAN'S INSTAGRAM 

Mira Azman, a 25-year-old personal trainer, started #ProjectPuteriImpian to raise funds for her mother who was diagnosed with Stage three ovarian cancer a week before Ramadan. 

Her story has helped the business grow significantly, thankfully, as Mira, a personal trainer who earns based on commission, was able to use her home-baked goods to ease the financial constraints. 

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Orders are open every Sunday at 5pm. 
PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM BAKESBYPUTERIIMPIAN'S INSTAGRAM 

The business is currently offering a Father's Day bundle at $50 and a Care Package bundle at $35. 

Do note that you are not allowed to make order reservations! Click here to find out more about @bakesbyputerrimpian. 

So if you have a sweet tooth or are looking to help those in need, spoil yourself or your loved ones and check out these few Instagram food businesses to support their efforts! 

BANNER AND TEASTER PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM PATTIFIBAKES' INSTAGRAM, HEARTWORK.BAKES' INSTAGRAM AND BAKESBYPUTERIIMPIAN'S INSTAGRAM 

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