Local baker brings joy to healthcare workers, one cookie at a time

Posted at 6:02 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 19:42:11-04

MILWAUKEE — Something as small as a cookie is enough to brighten a person's day. That's what Adija Smith, owner of Confectionately Yours, believes. Although her business is closed due to COVID-19, she is still baking up a storm and delivering cookies all across Milwaukee.

"This is a tragedy for the nation, and if I can do something as small as a cookie to put a smile on, I was willing to do it," said Adija.

Adija has delivered more than 2,000 cookies to healthcare workers across the city. She said it's a mission that started close to her heart, when her best friend's husband, Toran Govan, was diagnosed with COVID-19.

"Over the last week we have seen a change in his health to where the doctor's counted him out, and he is now able to talk and walk and making a full recovery," said Adija.

After hearing about the amazing medical staff, Adija and her team decided to use their talents to honor them.

"We are so much stronger together as a nation than we are apart. This pandemic, this situation doesn't discriminate against race, age religion. It impacts everybody, and if we would just come together and be on one accord, we will get through it," said Adija.

For four weeks, she has delivered cookies to area hospitals. Doctors, nurses, and staff have thanked her for her kindness.

"As long as I have the ability to do this, I am going to keep baking cookies and keep handing them out," said Adija.

Adija said it's something small, but she hopes it's enough to brighten their day.

"I'm going to bake somebody happy," said Adija.

To support Adija's mission to provide healthcare workers with cookies, you can email her at

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Or by mail
Confectionately Yours
3536 W Fond Du Lac Ave #112
Milwaukee, WI 53216

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