Giving Hearts and Apple Pie | Highlands NC
There’s a heaping measure of compassion and sweet goodness baked into each one of Marty Dennis’ homemade apple pies. To sample for yourself, call (773) 915-3475 or contact Marty’s Mom Cary through Facebook – Cary Armstrong Dennis.
The only thing sweeter than the apple pies nine-year-old Marty Dennis sells is the reasons she bakes them.
That project that began in October with an initial goal to raise money for riding lessons quickly expanded when Marty decided to use the money she raised to do good for others as well.
Marty’s Mom Cary is touched by her daughter’s desire to make a contribution: “It meant a lot to my husband Paul and me that she was so quick to want to help others less fortunate instead of keeping it all for herself” she said.
Cary advertises the pies on social media sites and on Facebook’s “What’s Really Happening in Highlands” community. Purchasers are advised to set their own prices.
The campaign has struck a chord with many in Highlands who have responded enthusiastically, paying $10 and up, including one very philanthropic resident who donated $500!
By November, Marty had raised $700. Her hope is to raise enough money to be able to provide relief and perhaps some Christmas joy to a local family in need.
For the Dennis family, who recently located here from Telluride, Colorado, this isn’t the first time they have happened upon a need in society and set out to fix it.
While in Telluride, seven-year-old sister Allie raised $1,100 to purchase a game specially fitted for a child living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and together they have raised money for causes ranging from a local animal shelter to assisting a family whose house burned down, and aiding an individual in need of a lung transplant.
Marty bakes the pies at home with her Dad Paul, a working Chef, on his days off – it’s a chance for them to bond and do something together they love in equal measure. Since Cary homeschools the girls, the family is able to find time to bake one or two days a week.
With the holiday season drawing near, Marty plans to add an expanded selection of baked goods, including apple turnovers, holiday cookies, and almond sticks.
For more information or to purchase one of Marty’s apple pies, the number to call or text is (773) 915-3475 or contact Cary through Facebook – Cary Armstrong Dennis.