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Donations wanted for Bakesale for Japan

March 30th, 2011 by Doree

Update Monday, April 4: Organizers say the Bakesale on Saturday raised $2,000, and they raised another $1,100 selling leftover goodies at the Ballard Farmers Market on Sunday.

Earlier: This Saturday, communities nationwide are participating in the Bakesale for Japan, to raise money to help those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Seattle’s event is taking place at CakeSpy Shop, 415 E. Pine St. All of the proceeds will be donated to Peace Winds, a Seattle-based charity working in Japan.

CakeSpy will be selling donated baked goods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Organizers tell us that bakers and chefs from all over Seattle are donating, but they’re looking for even more donations (and people to buy those goodies).

If you’re interested in donating to the Bakesale for Japan, email seattlebakesale@gmail.com.

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Picnic hosting fundraiser for Japan earthquake victims Thursday

March 15th, 2011 by Doree

Picnic at 6801 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting a fundraiser for Japanese earthquake victims on Thursday night. Money raised will go to ShelterBox USA, an organization that provides temporary shelters and other basic necessities in emergency situations.

From Picnic owners Anson and Jenny Klock:

Watching with horror as the recent disaster in JAPAN unfolded we knew we had to do something. So we’ve retooled our wine tasting this week to benefit those who are suffering and need your help NOW! Please spread the word so we can raise a bunch of $$$. ALL tasting fees and a portion of the day’s sales proceeds will be donated to JAPAN via ShelterBoxUSA.org.

$20 suggested tasting fee will be donated to ShelterBoxUSA.org.

Thursday 3/17 from 5:30-7:30pm.

Picnic has Facebook page for the event here.

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