Austin Bakes is a grassroots charity event that is near and dear to my heart. I've been helpling out with Austin Bakes since their very first sale following the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. It was one of my first introductions into the Austin food community, and a regular reminder of why I love this city so much.
I hope you'll join me in supporting Austin Bakes as we raise funds for Doctors Without Borders this Saturday in Austin, Texas. Sale locations include Make it Sweet on Research Blvd, Crema Bakery & Cafe on Brodie Lane, and Nate's in downtown Buda and the sale will be going on from 10am to 2pm.
This Saturday, November 5, the good people of Austin will be working together, eaters, bakers, bloggers, and chefs alike, to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders. The city-wide charity bake sale is being organized in the wake of Hurricane Matthew which has left the people of Haiti in dire need of humanitarian aid.
Since our first sale in 2011, Austin Bakes has raised nearly $60,000 for charities like Americares and the Austin Disaster Relief Network. That is pretty amazing as these proceeds were earned cookie by cookie through the hard work of volunteers.
Some things you may not know about Austin Bakes:
- All proceeds for the sale will go directly to Doctors Without Borders. Austin Bakes does not keep any of the money collected during sales and we are a 100% volunteer operated community event.
- Bakers of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome (and highly encouraged) to contribute baked goods to the sale. Tables are often filled with a gorgeous assortment of goodies made by home bakers, bloggers, and professional chefs alike.
- Austin Bakes sales are donation-based. That means that you name the size of your donation when you visit one of our sales. Share what you can, and take home some treats.
- Donations can be made online through the Austin Bakes fundraiser page. This allows supporters to make donations from outside of Austin, or for shoppers to make their donations using cards or mobile devices. No need for cash!
WANT TO HELP?
There is still time to sign up for to bake for Austin Bakes for Haiti this Saturday. We have three sale locations this year, Make it Sweet on Research Blvd, Crema Bakery & Cafe on Brodie Lane, and Nate's in downtown Buda. Just visit our Signup Page to pledge your goodies.
COME BUY TREATS!
Stop by one of our three sale locations in Saturday, November 5 between 10amto 2pm to make your donation and pick out some delicious homemade goodies. Pay cash at the table or make your donation online through the Austin Bakes Fundraiser Page.