Bake for the Quake’s Fundraising Results for Japan Earthquake Relief

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011

With over 650 attendees, it’s safe to say that Bake for the Quake was the biggest bake sale in Vancouver’s history.

bake for the quake bakers goods Melody and Joy

Joy (Gourmeted.com) and I spent 3 sleepless weeks organizing the event. What we initially thought would be a little bake sale erupted into a community frenzy.

We were astounded by the media’s support (thank you thank you) but what really fueled us were our bakers‘ enthusiasm, our sponsors‘ generosity, and our volunteers‘ eagerness.

bake for the quake bakers

As a result, an endless line of hungry attendees, armed with reusable shopping bags and containers, came through the bake sale and bought up a storm. We want to sincerely thank everyone that waited patiently in line and remained in bright spirits. Had we anticipated the wild turnout, Joy and I would have definitely planned for a bigger venue.

bake for the quake bakers goods

I know, you want to know how much we raised for Doctors without Borders, but first…

Dear Vancouverites,

I know we step on each other’s toes sometimes.

We’re often grumpy when we forget our umbrellas because the sun was shining when we left the house.

We get cranky at the traffic jams and curse at the empty bike lanes.

We sneer at each other’s fashion faux pas or choice of ramen house.

But Bake for the Quake has helped me see my city in a new light.

This is what we can accomplish within 2.5 hours when we work together and pour our hearts into a good cause.

bake for the quake bakers goods kids

Bake for the Quake raised: $7,136

 

We exceeded our goal of $5000 by over $2000! Woohoo!

Next time (after we catch up on sleep), it’ll be bigger and better. No, no more earthquakes, but we will still team up for another fantastic fundraiser for a different worthy cause.

I have little more to say than thank you thank you thank you to all of our supporters. Y’all kicked some seriously ass and should all beam with pride.

bake for the quake bakers goods Melody and Bif Naked

p.s. One of my highlights of the evening was when Bif Naked rolled by for goodies. I wonder how long she had to wait in line for. Pretty wicked.

See all the action, captured by our official photographer Tomasz Wagner of Mananetwork.

xoxo


 

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  • http://twitter.com/tinybites Karen Hamilton

    Congratulations Joy and Melody! The event was amazing – everything we picked up was delicious, too. Hope to be involved in your next bake sale as a baker or sponsor.

  • Kym

    It was a great evening, Melody! I’m glad I was able to help by coming to eat, hehe! :P so that WAS Bif Naked! She was waiting in line close to us and I wasn’t sure if it was her or someone who just looked like her. Looking forward to your next event!

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    Thank you so much for making it down with Tinier Bites, Karen :) You’re right, everything was delicious and creative too! Will get in touch with you about the next one.

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    Aw thanks love :) I appreciate you coming out! It was her indeed. I had to do a double take but remembered she was tweeting about it. She was very down to earth and just wanted to help the cause.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations

  • http://twitter.com/rickchung Rick Chung

    Wow. That is wicked. Great job!

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    Thanks for all the support, Rick! Great seeing you wielding your camera.

  • Dancesing62

    It was a great evening,

    online movies Melody! I’m glad I was able to help hollywood movies by coming to eat, hehe! :P so watch movies online that WAS Bif Naked! She was waiting full movies in line close to us and I wasn’t sure if it was her or someone who just looked like her. Looking forward 2011 movies to your next event!