Baking a Difference

Give: a for purpose gourmet cookie company. Aside from delicious desserts, at the core of Give is the belief that everyone should try to do his or her part to make the world a better place. We do this by utilizing fair trade ingredients, packaging and donating a percentage back to charity. 

About the Owner

As a humanitarian at heart but a baker in spirit, Saira Gallo is Give's Chief Giving Officer and Head Baker. She is extremely passionate about making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged through humanitarian work, as well as creating yummy desserts and the smiles that follow. She considers herself a mad scientist that beats eggs, butter, sugar, and flour until they transform into something magically delicious.

Driven by a belief in the power of collective action, Saira is dedicated to making (and baking) a difference through everyday actions. She does this by incorporating fair trade household items, clothing, and ingredients into her lifestyle. She is also particular about the brands she supports, making sure they have CSR policies she believes in.

Saira received a BA in International Development Studies from the George Washington University, after which she went on to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Caribbean, do field work with flood relief efforts in Pakistan, and most recently raised funds for the international programs at a humanitarian relief agency. She currently maintains a Chair position on the Walk Committee for her local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Chapter, serves on the board for a local NGO: UPLIFT Charity and is a member of the Pencils of Promise Los Angeles Leadership Council.