Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Hello bakers. This coming Saturday there is a nationwide bakesale for Japan being held. The proceeds will go to Peace Winds Japan. The baked goods will be donated by professionals and amateurs alike. Last year the same organization raised $23,000 for Haiti, and it looks like this year's bakesale will be even bigger.
This map shows participating bakesale locations, but I don't think it is too late to join in if nothing is going on near you.
There are so many disasters and causes out there to support. It's not like Haiti is back to normal, or the many countries in Africa are sorted out, or even as if the poverty in our own country has been addressed.
However, this is one small thing to do, and it will be delicious. And then after Saturday, maybe our nation of intrepid bakers will continue to reach out and give in such a united effort. The whole world is our backyard!
Locally, Portland will be hosting the bakesale in two locations on Saturday: Ristretto Roasters at 3808 N Williams Ave, and BARISTA at 539 NW 13th Ave. The sale is from 10am to 2pm, and it looks like lots of yummy bakers will be donating baked delights, including myself. Show up! Treat yourself!