The New Haven Register ran a nice article this morning about the good folks at Meriano’s Bake Shoppe in Guilford, called "Guilford Bakery Owners Want You to Have a Cannoli; It Might Help Cure Cancer."
The Meriano siblings sell t-shirts and donate the money to cancer research at Smilow Cancer Hospital, particularly to a researcher there who was kind and helpful to their father when he was a cancer patient.
The t-shirts are great; they say "Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli" -- a classic line from the classic film, The Godfather. (The line is the ending to a longer, more gruesome scene. I'll link to the 7 second version -- just enough to hear the line being said, without everything that builds up to it.)
The important thing is, the Merianos are doing great things. And I have one of their shirts, which a bought two summers ago at a farmer's market (along with a chocolate chip cannoli). So, for you folks in the New Haven area, I recommend both the pastries and the clothing. Either or both would make a great Christmas present for the Godfather fan in your life. And, of course, you'll be doing some good for cancer patients, too.