The Canberra Community Champion for November is Krofne Donuts. Krofne is a Canberra bakery that aims to create employment opportunities for teens and adults with special needs.
The social enterprise started when Danijela and John Vrkic sold donuts at the Old Bus Depot Markets with the help of their son Anthony, who has down syndrome. From there, the business quickly expanded as support flooded in. They now have regular pop-ups all over Canberra and an online website.
Krofne founder Danijela Vrkic with her son Anthony.
Krofne has expanded into a hub of opportunity in Canberra, employing young people living with down syndrome and intellectual disability across Canberra. Danijela often says, ‘we don’t employ people to bake donuts, we bake donuts to employ people’.
She uses her secret family recipe to make delicious non-vegan and vegan traditional Croatian style donuts made fresh to order.
You can support this wonderful business here.