The Austin Bakes for Japan bake sale held in multiple locations all over Austin yesterday was a huge success! We raised over $11,000 for Americares relief work in Japan. Woohoo!
Bakers, bloggers, and businesses volunteered their time and goodies for the bake sale. All items were sold by donation and Austin donors really came through. The goal for the sale was $10,000 and we exceeded it! Thank you, Austin. It was great to see how generous Austinites were. My husband and I really enjoyed meeting fellow volunteers and all the folks who came by to make donations. Special thanks to Kathryn from Austin Gastronomist for masterminding this whole event and Lisa from Lisa Is Cooking for organizing the central location sale.
If you'd still like to donate, it's not too late. Online donations can be made here.
For more info about the sale and how much we raised, check out the Austin Bakes site.
Here are some photos I shot yesterday at the central location of the sale hosted by Foreign & Domestic restaurant where I volunteered. (And let me just say, I had a peek at their Sunday brunch menu and am itching to get back over there to try it.)
Volunteers at our location included a Japanese anime mascot (who brought cookies and directed street traffic to the site) and this adorable kimono-clad little one who also helped grab the attention of passersby.