Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bake Sale Wrap Up: Mission Accomplished!!!!

Whoo Hoo! We did it!

Austin Bakes for Japan was a smashing success. Literally, as in we smashed our goal of raising $10,000 for AmeriCares for aid to Japan.

In total, the bake sale brought in over $11,700!!!!

Kathryn, our faithful, fearless leader, knew Austin could do it and I'm so glad she pushed us to aim high. (I initially thought setting the goal at 10K was too high and I AM SO GLAD I WAS WRONG!)

Much love to the Austin food community- the 100+ bloggers, home cooks, and pros- who baked their hearts out to support the cause. Their response and offerings were truly overwhelming. 

And a great big shout out to the other team captains who helped make this event happen: Lisa, Stephanie, Carly, and Rachelle. Good job, ladies!

It amazes me what can be done with a little hard work and a lot of heart.


If you're in the Austin area, please stop by and check out Woof Gang Bakery, who kindly hosted the site I (wo)manned for the bake sale. Thanks so much to Tom and Alan for their generosity! And be sure to give Willie Jo a pet if you go!

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on the success of the bake sale! That is super awesome. My oh my that is one handsome dog!

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  2. I am so happy for you that you exceeded your expectations for the bake sale, Shelley. What a wonderful day for a wonderful cause. Congratulations!

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  3. Shelley, fantastic wrap-up! Love your photos. What a fun day that was!

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  4. Congrats on the successful bake sale! It's always awesome when we exceed our own expectations :-)
    I love the photo of that dog. just beautiful.

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  5. Mission accomplished, indeed! What a great day.

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  6. new addition to my austin bucket list: PET WILLIE JO! :D

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  7. Whoo-hoo!! Congratulations! That is awesome!

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  8. That's an incredible success. Congrats!

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  9. Great accomplishment...awesome! Have a great week ahead Shelley :-)

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  10. Wow, congrats to you and all who participated, thats an awesome achievement, and how fabulous is it to know that you will be contributing to such an amazing cause?
    *kisses* HH

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  11. I am so proud of the foodie community here in Austin!

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