By REBEKAH JONES
On February 27, Momma Nik’s Cheesecake will once again be participating in Outside the Box, a dessert before dinner event supporting the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.
The dessert tasting will feature unique takes on traditional Girl Scout Cookies by local restaurateurs. All proceeds will go towards empowering Girl Scouts to help them enact change and solve problems in their community, now and as they go into adulthood.
The third annual Outside the Box, honoring Deborah Y. Faulkner, chief of the Franklin Police Department, will take place at Nissan North America, Inc. in Franklin, Tennessee. It will kick off at 5:30 p.m.
Last year, Momma Nik’s Cheesecakes won the Outside the Box competition. Owner and cheesecake expert, Niki Gilliam said that they used the Samoa Cookie to create a delicious cheesecake. Not only did they win, but they went on to benefit the Girl Scouts even more with an inventive idea for donations.
“After the event had ended we had 30 mini cheesecakes left of which we could not sell and didn’t want to throw them away, so, I decided to give them away to customers and accepted donations,” Gilliam said. “To my amazement we raised over $500!”
She said that after meeting with the head Girl Scouts, “it was decided that the money would best be utilized for tuition assistance to help the girls of Middle Tennessee, who cannot afford to participate in the enrichment camps.”
According to Gilliam, Momma Nik’s is now partnering with corporate sponsors who are willing to make a donation in exchange for their award-winning mini Samoa cheesecakes for their staff.
All donations are going to girls in Middle Tennessee exclusively and will help “build girls of courage, confidence and character.”
Additionally, on March 3, Momma Nik’s Cheesecakes is hosting a troop out at their shop to sell cookies. With every purchase, Momma Nik’s will include free samples of their award-winning Samoa cheesecake.
For Outside the Box sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a ticket, please visit http://gsmidtn.org/outside-the-box.
For questions regarding Momma Nik’s Cheesecake, email Niki Gilliam at Niki@MommaNiksCheesecake.com.