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West Hartford bakery raising money for France

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A local bakery in West Hartford is making a difference this month all for a good cause in response to the terror attacks in Paris.

The owner of Le Petite France, Alexandra Litor, is turning her heartbreak into something positive by donating 5 percent of every sale for the month of December to the French Red Cross.

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris hit close to home for Litor who is from a Levallois Perret, a town just outside of Paris.

She came to Connecticut as part of an exchange program a decade ago at the University of Connecticut and decided to stay with her husband, who is also from Paris. The attacks left them both worried about friends and family.

“Your first thing is to know if everyone is safe over there, know people you know and how can that happen – it’s not the Paris we remember,” said Litor.

Though her family was safe, she wanted to find a way to help by donating a portion of her sales at her Farmington Avenue café.

“You know, Paris is far away and it's hard to be there and support people there - so I thought of way to do it from a distance with what I have, this café,” said Litor.

For Litor, she considers the tragic event a personal attack which has immediately left her worrying for her children.

“I really hope for the best, that things will change again in a good way,” said Litor. 

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