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Along with most of the country, and I’m sure many of you, I’ve been haunted by the images and videos coming from the tragedy in Haiti. Today, I watched a video of a little 11 year old girl who was pinned down in some rubble for two days. I’d like to say after they freed her from whatever had her stuck that she made it to a hospital and survived but, tragically, she did not. I saw video of her alive, being given water to drink, re-adjusting her glasses, and it’s hard to grasp that she didn’t make it. The photos, videos, and stories from Haiti move me to tears, and I’ve felt nothing but helpless sitting at home, taking it all in.
But, I’ve decided that it’s time to do something to help…
Inspired by this vegan bake sale taking place in NYC by Super Vegan, I am hosting an online bake sale to raise money for Haiti. I haven’t figured out where to donate the money just yet, but it will be donated to a solid organization that I feel will use the money responsibly. After much research and thought, I've decided to donate the money raised from the bake sale to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is a widely respected charity and one that I've personally volunteered for in the past.
Bake Sale Details:
- This bake sale will be online, so you don’t have to be local to bid.
- Shipping will be for US and Canada (bakers will indicate where they are willing to ship to).
- I’ll be posting bakers and what they’re donating as I receive them (trying to have the list complete the day before the bake sale).
- The bidding on the bake sale will take place Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 all day – from 12:01 am till 11:59pm ET.
- Bids will be accepted via comments and email, but I will have a separate bidding page ready for the actual bidding day.
- All money raised from the bake sale will be donated to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund.
Looking for Bakers, please!
Please email me at thechiclife at gmail dot com if you’re interested in donating something to the bake sale. I’ll accept bakers up till the day of the bake sale – Wednesday, January 27th, 2010. I'm now accepting bakers until Sunday, January 24th. Sorry to move the date up, but thanks to the amazing outpouring of support from the blogosphere, I have so many wonderful bakers that I think I need a couple extra days prior to the sale to get ready. :)
Bakers, please email me the following:
- What you’re baking (if you want to submit more than one item, please indicate if you want 1 bidder to win all goodies or if you prefer 1 bidder per goodie).
- You can bake whatever you want, but please tell me if what you’re baking is gluten-free or vegan.
- Where you’re willing to ship to (US only, Canada only, or US and Canada).
No longer accepting bakers, but thanks for your interest! We will however need a TON of bidders! Please check back on Wednesday to bid. :)
NOTE: If you have emailed me but do not see your name/info here, please email me asap at thechiclife at gmail dot com. If you do see your info, please take a look to make sure it's correct and complete. Thanks!
Bakers Signed up:
I'll get this list in a format easier to read, but wanted to go ahead and post up some bakers with their items others can decide what to bake. Please email me at thechiclife at gmail dot com if you're interested in joining us. We'd love to have you!
|Adrien of Confessions of a Health Nut||black and white crispy square||no||no||prefer Canada, but will do US too|
|Alyson of Nourished Fitness||Lemon Cookies||no||no||anywhere|
|Amanda||lemon, cranberry, and almond biscotti||no||no||both|
|Angela of Oh She Glows||X's and G'los Valentine's Day Variety Pack (10 bars)||yes||no||both|
|Anna of Oats N Boats ~ Smile & Glow||Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies & Matzo Crack/toffee (separate)||(Matzo - opt'l vegan)||no||US|
|Ashley of Edible Perspective||2 batches ota.bars (granola bars - Choices will be: peanut butter crunch : cherry almond : apple apricot walnut almond : coconut cranberry almond) - listed separately||yes||no||US|
|Beth of Fat Buster||brown sugar chocolate cookies||no||no||US|
|Brittany of Eating Bird Food||Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies||optl||no||US|
|Caronae of Run, Write, Therapy, Life||whole-grain banana/walnut/chocolate chip bread||no||no||both|
|Carrie of Cookie Girl Creations||variety of cookies (optional gift wrap)||no||no||US|
|Christie of Honoring Health||Triple Chocolate Walnut Cookies (made with almond flour)||no||yes||US|
|Courtney of Things I've Learned||Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies||no||no||both|
|Diana (me!) of The Chic Life||Homestyle Vegan Choc Chip Cookie||yes||no||US|
|Elizabeth of On Tap for Today||dozen dark chocolate covered Oreos||no||no||both|
|Emma of Em in Action||Lemon-Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies,
1 batch 6 cups of berry granola, second batch 6 cups of berry granola
(separately) These will be made with spelt flour and be made with organic ingredients.
|Fran (as seen on "Get Fresh with Sara Snow") of Fran Costigan||Organic almond anise nibby biscotti||yes||no||US|
|Heather of Heather Eats Almond Butter||Maple Nut Oaties||yes||opt'l||US|
|Heather of Hangry Pants||either Super Charge Me (vegan) or White Chocolate Chip Lime (2 batches, buyers choice, separate-1 batch per bidder)||(SCM-yes, WCCL-no)||no||US|
|Heather of The Single Dish||peanut butter choc chip cookies and also rice krispie treats||no||no||US|
|Heather of Then Heather Said||trio of cookies: toffee crackle cookies, pumpkin spice ball cookies, and chocolate cinnamon chip cookies||no||no||US|
|Heidi of Crumbs Bakery LLC||dozen custom frosted cut-out cookies. Whatever theme the winner would like….Valentine’s Day, baby shower, birthday etc…||no||no||US|
|Jaime of Embracing Balance||Mayan Chocolate Sparklers||optl||no||both|
|Jessica of Finding Myself Through Words||Fruity Granola Bars||no||no||US|
|Jessica of Dairy Free Betty||Peanut Butter Cups||yes||yes||both|
|Jessie of Don't Forget Dessert||peanut butter oatmeal dog treats and some Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter cookie (separate)||no||no||US|
|Joy Always Joy||Homemade Dog and/or Horse Treats (vegetarian & human grade)||(opt'l vegan)||no||both|
|Julie of Savvy Eat||Vegan Chai Tea Scones||yes||no||US|
|Kara of Kara's Marathon||peanut butter cup cookies and chocolate chip cookies (separate)||no||no||US|
|Kate of For the Love of Breakfast||cranberry, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies||no||no||US|
|Kate, as in wife of Nate of The Blog Stalker||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Katie of Sweet Tater||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Katy of The Balanced Foodie||Two Loaves of Banana Bread (auctioned together)||no||no||US|
|Katy of Silly Tater Tot||Whole Wheat Molasses Bread||no||no||both|
|Keri of Way Past Ramen||Milk Chocolate Walnut Fudge & Margarita Bars (separate)||no||no||US|
|Kimberly of Jet Set Life||two dozen Dark Chocolate Cherry & Nut Clusters||no||no||US|
|Lindsay of Designer Wife||Vegan Magic Cookie Bars||yes||no||US|
|Lisa of Anali's First Amendment||TBD||no||no||both|
|Maria||Super Chocolately & Rich Brownies (Walnuts optional)||no||no||US|
|Melanie||bake chocolate covered popcorn and blueberry bunt cakes (separate)||no||no||TBD|
|Melissa||Sugar Cookies (rolled in sugar & almost organic) - 2 batches of two dozen, separate||no||no||US|
|Melissa of Project Bare||amazing granola bars||no||no||both|
|Mellissa of A Fit & Spicy Life||chocolate dipped macadamia coconut macaroons||no||no||US|
|Michelle of Eating Journey||Anzac Biscuits(Australian oatmeal cookie)||no||no||anywhere|
|Morgan of Live, Love, Eat, Play||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|My mom||Famous Cinnamon Swirl Bread||no||no||US|
|Nicole of Another One Bites the Crust||vegan chocolate chip banana muffins + something else TBD||yes||no||TBD|
|Nicole of Geek Turned Athlete||Signature Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies||no||no||anywhere|
|Olivia of You Can Call Me Liv||whole wheat cranberry, almond, and dark chocolate biscotti||no||no||US|
|Rachel of Rachel Hearts Food||two batches of customizable granola. Each bag of granola will contain approx. fifteen 1/3 c. servings, and the winning bidders can pick up to four things to add to the oats. This recipe is made with agave nectar and is vegan (2 separate listings)||yes||no||both|
|Rebecca of All Vegged Out||"Sweet and Salty Almond Bark" (a mix of Bittersweet Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Salted Almonds- really yummy!) and my Vegan Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies.||bark - no, cookies - yes||no||US|
|Sabrina of Rhodey Girl Tests||chocolate covered pretzel rods||no||no||anywhere|
|Sarah of Healthy Mom on the Run||Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Cherry Chip Cookies||no||yes||both|
|Sarah of The Shu Box||California Fruit Bars||no||no||US|
|Shannon of The Daily Balance||white chocolate and milk chocolate oreo bombs, best peanut butter cookies ever (separate)||no||no||both|
|Shannon of Tri to Cook||Seven Layer Cookies||no||no||US|
|Stan||Kickass Brownies Made From Scratch||no||no||US|
|Tasha of The Clean Eating Mama||vegan Lavender Shortbread Cookies||yes||no||both|
|Theresa n/a||Chocolate Butterscotch Oatmeal Chewy Bars||no||no||US|
|TorontoGirloutWest of To Be the Whole Package||vegan whole-wheat banana carob cookies||yes||no||both|
|VeggieGirl of Veggie Girl||Two Batches of her famous vegan blondies - customizable! (auctioned separately separately)||if desired||if desired||US|
|Whit of Whit's Getting Fit||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|You?||Something Delicious||Vegan?||GF?||US, Canada, or both|
Hey, if you want to help but baking isn't your thing, we'll be needing bidders, soon, too! :)
Thank you so much to everyone who's signed up!
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We Can Do It!
I may not be able to go to Haiti to help, and I may not have a zillion dollars to help, but I can do something. I have to believe that everything little bit helps. I believe that our community of bloggers and readers can help together.
Please consider donating something for this bake sale and/or bidding. I truly believe every effort goes to the greater good and that we can make a difference.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”