Archive for the ‘Charity Events’ Category

Meet Hollis Wilder at the Pantry To Plate Challenge!

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Come decorate with me!
Pantry to Plate: A Chef’s Challenge is a unique dining event that will test well-known chefs in Central Florida to prepare a gourmet four-course dinner by using ingredients found solely from JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry.
When: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Cocktails & BB King’s Blues Club’s All Star Band 6 p.m. / Dinner: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m
Where: BB Kings Blues Club / Pointe Orlando

*All proceeds from Pantry to Plate will go to support the mission of Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando and the many services offered to the community.


Helping to take a bite out of hunger at the Jacksonville #FOODFIGHT!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Easter Egg Truffles Now Available! ~ Supporting Girls on the Run ~

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014


Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

We kicked off the start of our OFF SEASON FROYO PRICING of $.29 per oz by hosting a fundraiser on November 1 to benefit the American Red Cross.  Our Froyo Fundraiser raised nearly $700 for hurricane victims.

Sweet By Holly Froyo pricing beats any competitor. On November 1, we donated 100% of  all Froyo proceeds to the American Red Cross. Not only did this mean savings, families enjoyed knowing that every penny of their frozen yogurt purchase on November 1 helped hurricane victims. Thanks to all who came out for this event!

Furyk and Friends

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

We are at Jim and Tab Furyk’s residence on Ponte Vedra Beach today with 300 VIPs raising funds for the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation.

The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is dedicated to supporting these groups through fund raising events and donations. There are many wonderful organizations here in Jacksonville working everyday to provide services to help children in need. Some provide food and shelter to underprivileged children, while others care for those with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and offer family counseling to those who are suffering. There are groups who can educate our children to keep them safe from violence or simply provide a safe place for our child to get them off the streets. Right in our own backyard we have an amazing children’s hospital that cares for our children but relies on charity donations to run many of its programs.

The couple believe that while raising charity dollars is crucial, making our community aware of the many local charities in Jacksonville is equally important. These charities provide an invaluable service for those who feel they have nowhere to turn.  “We want people to know there is help available. They look forward to using our resources to grow these programs and to provide more services for the children and families in our community.”

Below are a few of the charities that the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation has selected to be the beneficiaries of the 2012 FURYK & FRIENDS Concert and Celebrity Golf Classic.

1) Community PedsCare is a nationally recognized pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.  A program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Clinic and the University of Florida-Jacksonville, Community PedsCare offers support, comfort and care to these children and their families.

2) Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that feeds U.S. School Children who currently are fed during the week on the federally funded Free and Reduced Meal Program, and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends. The program works with elementary school-aged children whose families cannot afford enough food. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program. Locally Blessings in a Backspack is helping to feed over 1300 school children in the Jacksonville area and nearly 57,000 across the county.  

3) Recognized as one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Wolfson Children’s Hospital is a non-profit organization that is apart of Baptist Health, the region’s most comprehensive healthcare provider. The world-class pediatric care available at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is made possible by the support of Baptist Health Foundation and enhanced through physician partnerships with Nemours Children’s Clinic, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Brooks Rehabilitation and Mayo Clinic. As a non-profit organization, Wolfson Children’s Hospital relies on charitable donations to provide world-class care for all children in the region.

Our beach themed dessert display will be amongst the many delectable offerings Jacksonville’s top dining spots are cooking up for Jim and Tab Furyk’s guests. Additionally, country fans will be delighted to know that celebrated musician  Jack Ingram will be hosting a private concert.

This is such a worthy cause, and being fairly new residents of Jacksonville, we are only too willing to participate. Thank you Jim & Tabitha Furyk for opening up your home to this beautiful cause.

Miss Holly with our take home gifts for the 300 guests.



FSCJ Legacy Society Donor Wall of Recognition Event

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Display at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Legacy Society Donor Wall of Recognition Event.

Our goal at SweetByHolly is not only to spread the joy of sweets, we are also proactively involved within the communities in which our 2 shops reside in, Jacksonville and Orlando.

This week our sweeties were out displaying our cupcakes for a wonderful cause! The Florida State College Foundation in Jacksonville held an event to unveil their new Donor Wall of Recognition!

Thank you to Anthony Sutton for making this wonderful event come together! Mr. Sutton wrote a nice message on our Facebook wall to extend his appreciation to the Sweet staff.

Holly, thank you for providing a great and delicious product at last nights unveiling. Florida State College Foundation unveiled it’s new Donor Wall of Recognition and Sweet by Holly was on hand to provide their delicious cupcakes. The “Sweetie” (their term for their caterer) that Holly sent to me was extremly professional. Her name was Katylin and she did a magnificant job articulating the product, and more importantly was very professional to all my guest. Thank you again Katylin and Holly. I highly recommend Sweet by Holly for any event. By far the best cupcakes I have ever had.

Display at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Legacy Society Donor Wall of Recognition Event. SweetByHolly Cupcakes

Display at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Legacy Society Donor Wall of Recognition Event. SweetByHolly Cupcakes

Jacksonville Winter Series Horse Show Event Jan 21

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

We are excited to be participating in a barbecue dinner benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project on Jan. 21. The event is part of the Jacksonville Winter Series Horse Show at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For advance tickets, email

Hopefully we’ll see you there!!

Williams-Sonoma Holiday Cupcake Decorating Event Dec. 4

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

SweetByHolly is excited to partner with Williams-Sonoma in St. John’s Town Center Jacksonville for a Holiday Cupcake Decorating Event in honor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011 – 3:00 PM- 5:00PM

Donations of $10 or more will receive a 4 pack of mini cupcakes from Sweet! By Holly & 10% off your Williams-Sonoma purchase.
Don’t miss this super fun event, meet Miss Holly & enjoy some delicious cupcakes with their famous hot chocolate.

Holiday 4 Pack Cupcakes for Girls On The Run at St. John Town Center Holiday Spectacular

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

On Saturday, November 19th stop by The Girls On The Run booth at the St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular from 12:00-6:00pm and purchase a 4-pack of SweetByHolly Custom Holiday Decorated Mini Cupcakes and 100% of the sales go to GIRLS ON THE RUN OF NEFL!! Start your holiday shopping season off with us and stay for Santa’s arrival, 32′ foot tree lighting and fireworks!

There are only 250 boxes though so be there early – they are sure to sell out!

Included in the pre packaged 4-pack boxes:

-Chocolate Mousse – Chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling and vanilla buttercream
-Peppermint Stick Red Velvet - Red velvet cake with white chocolate mint and chocolate buttercream swirled together w/ peppermint bark piece on top. (featured on Cooking Channel’s Cupcake Confidential)
-Plain Jane – Yellow cake with vanilla buttercream
-Gingerbread – Gingerbread cake with vanilla buttercream

This is a sneak preview of our cupcake holiday collection!!  So if you don’t want to wait for our holiday cupcakes which we start making the day after Thanksgiving, here’s your chance!


Children’s Home Society of Florida’s 28th Annual Caring Chefs Event

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011


Children’s Home Society of Florida’s 28th Annual Caring Chefs

As a last minute addition to the SweetByHolly St. Johns Town Center’s already busy calender, we are participating in the 28th Annual Caring Chefs event benefiting the Children’s Home Society of Florida. We are so very grateful they made room for us!

The event is taking place at the Avenues Mall from 7:00 to 9:30P.M. on Sunday, October 23rd. Our booth will be located on the second floor by the escalators in front of JC Penny. We will be making a couple thousand minis with ALL 30 of our flavors included! We love a good cause especially when it is celebrated with food! Executive Pastry Chef Melanie Cuartelon, a Jacksonville native, will be representing SweetByHolly along with the rest of the SweetByHolly crew, as Miss Holly has a previous event for KB Homes scheduled in Orlando.

Of course staff will have their DVRs set for 8 pm so they can watch Miss Holly’s pilot, Cupcake Confidential, on the Cooking Channel.

Tickets are $60 per ticket and available until 4:00P.M. on Sunday, October 23rd!