Sunrise Labs' Annual Cookie Contest Raises $750 for New Horizons


Auburn, New Hampshire -- December 22, 2016 -- Sunrise Labs is pleased to announce its annual holiday cookie contest has raised $750 for New Horizons, a Manchester-based homeless shelter, soup kitchen, food pantry, and shelter for women.

Mike Sousa, Software Engineer at Sunrise Labs, won this year's contest with his "baklava cups", featuring honey from his own bee hives.

The cookie contest took place on Wednesday, December 14th at Sunrise Labs' corporate office, with ten contestants submitting their favorite cookie recipe and nominating a charity to raise funds for. Sunrise employees vote for their cookie or charity of choice by donating cash to their favorite recipe; the winning cookie takes all of the combined donations from other contestants. Sunrise matched its employee donation, reaching a total of $750.

"I chose New Horizons because they positively impact our community by helping individuals regain their self-worth through numerous services," said Sousa. "Unfortunately, organizations like New Horizons receive little aid from the government and they rely on donations, fundraising, grants, and the kindness of volunteers."

"Every holiday season, our team does an excellent job of coming together to raise money for worthy causes in our community," said Eric Soederberg, President of Sunrise Labs, Inc. "This year, Mike chose an organization whose mission aligns with ours at Sunrise -- making the world a better place."

Over 2016, Sunrise conducted a number of fundraises for organziations in the Greater Boston area. In August, the company's annual golf tournament, Fore the Cure, raised over $12,000 for Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

About New Horizons
New Horizons operates an emergency homeless shelter, soup kitchen food pantry, and Angie's shelter for Women. The shelters house an average of 80 people each night, the soup kitchen services over 250 meals daily and the food pantry provides food to over 900 families each month. New Horizons is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our soup kitchen was started in 1979, our emergency homeless shelter opened in 1981, our food pantry opened in 1983, and Angie's Shelter for Women opened its door in 2002.

For more information, visit New Horizon's website.