Three SLC businesses hold bake sale to benefit immigrant children

Jun 22, 2018, 9:59 PM | Updated: 11:45 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – When you think of bake sales, you may think of church events or school fundraisers. But on Friday in Salt Lake City, three businesses came together, not to benefit their bottom line, but to help those in need: young immigrant children separated from their families.

“There is a lot going on, we’re all super tired,” said Adalberto Diaz, owner of the bakery, Fillings & Emulsions.

Adalberto Diaz, owner of the bakery, Fillings & Emulsions.

When you’re a business owner, often times you’re in the business of being busy. There is always talk of the bottom line.

“We were hoping to sell $10,000 in two days,” Diaz said.

However, on Friday, the only dollars and cents Diaz spoke about will never go in his business’s cash drawer.

“We raised $14,171 today,” Diaz said with a smile.

All the money was raised by the community in a bake sale that quickly sold out. Every cent collected will go to a cause precious to this baker’s heart.

“I came here 18 years ago,” Diaz said. “I came to Texas and crossed the border. I was in prison for 21 days in one of those places. I was 28 and scared to death.”

Fillings & Emulsions bakery

He, too, once sought asylum, like many people are doing right now.

“I can only imagine what these kids are dealing with,” he said.

Diaz knows what is possible if these children are given a chance.

“The truth is, I’m tired of being angry,” Diaz said. “I’m tired of being helpless and just arguing with people online.”

On Friday, he learned the people in the community, he now calls home, care. They want to help, too.

“We have a community of Salt Lake that is amazing,” he said. “We just sparked a little bit of light and by gosh, we got a fire. We got a fire.”

Friday was so successful, volunteers and staff will be back at 2 a.m. Saturday preparing for one more day of fundraising.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories


(KSL TV)...
Eliza Pace

Utah House votes to ban transgender surgeries for minors

A transgender healthcare bill banning transgender surgeries and puberty blockers for minors passed in the House Thursday afternoon.
1 day ago
Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City is pictured on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret N...
Madison Swenson

Utah Senate votes to pass school voucher bill

The Utah Senate has voted and passed HB215, which would give teachers a pay raise and give money to students in home study or private schools.
1 day ago
Teachers at West High in Salt Lake City walked out during their lunch breaks to protest a bill that...
Michael Locklear

SLC high school teachers walkout to protest school voucher bill

Teachers at two Salt Lake City high schools walked out during their lunch breaks to protest a bill that combines pay raises with school vouchers.
2 days ago
(L-R) Zach Frankel, Sen. Nate Blouin, Rep. Joel Briscoe on Jan. 25, 2023. (KSL TV)...
Jed Boal

Lawmakers unveil a pair of bills aimed at restoring the Great Salt Lake

Two Utah lawmakers unveiled a pair of bills aimed at protecting and restoring an optimal water level in the Great Salt Lake. One bill would establish a restoration level for the lake, and the other would raise money to continue the work. 
2 days ago
FILE: halloween...
Eliza Pace

Bill to change Halloween to last Friday in Oct. heads to Senate

When should Halloween be celebrated? One bill seeks to change the date for festivities.
2 days ago
Carter Williams

‘No stopping us’: Salt Lake mayor outlines bright future, unveils $100M Ballpark fund

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall argues in her State of the City address Tuesday that the city's decisions over the next five years may impact the city a century from now.
3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Three SLC businesses hold bake sale to benefit immigrant children