Online Bake Sale for Haiti

Update: this bake sale is no longer open. Thank you to everyone who placed bids and helped us raise money to support Haiti!


Along with most of the country, and I’m sure many of you, I’ve been haunted by the images and videos coming from the tragedy in Haiti. Today, I watched a video of a little 11 year old girl who was pinned down in some rubble for two days. I’d like to say after they freed her from whatever had her stuck that she made it to a hospital and survived but, tragically, she did not. I saw video of her alive, being given water to drink, re-adjusting her glasses, and it’s hard to grasp that she didn’t make it. The photos, videos, and stories from Haiti move me to tears, and I’ve felt nothing but helpless sitting at home, taking it all in.

But, I’ve decided that it’s time to do something to help…

Inspired by this vegan bake sale taking place in NYC by Super Vegan, I am hosting an online bake sale to raise money for Haiti. I haven’t figured out where to donate the money just yet, but it will be donated to a solid organization that I feel will use the money responsibly. After much research and thought, I’ve decided to donate the money raised from the bake sale to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is a widely respected charity and one that I’ve personally volunteered for in the past.

Bake Sale Details:

  • This bake sale will be online, so you don’t have to be local to bid.
  • Shipping will be for US and Canada (bakers will indicate where they are willing to ship to).
  • I’ll be posting bakers and what they’re donating as I receive them (trying to have the list complete the day before the bake sale).
  • The bidding on the bake sale will take place Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 all day – from 12:01 am till 11:59pm ET.
  • Bids will be accepted via comments and email, but I will have a separate bidding page ready for the actual bidding day.
  • All money raised from the bake sale will be donated to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

Looking for Bakers, please!

Please email me at thechiclife at gmail dot com if you’re interested in donating something to the bake sale. I’ll accept bakers up till the day of the bake sale – Wednesday, January 27th, 2010. I’m now accepting bakers until Sunday, January 24th. Sorry to move the date up, but thanks to the amazing outpouring of support from the blogosphere, I have so many wonderful bakers that I think I need a couple extra days prior to the sale to get ready. 🙂

Bakers, please email me the following:

  1. What you’re baking (if you want to submit more than one item, please indicate if you want 1 bidder to win all goodies or if you prefer 1 bidder per goodie).
  2. You can bake whatever you want, but please tell me if what you’re baking is gluten-free or vegan.
  3. Where you’re willing to ship to (US only, Canada only, or US and Canada).

No longer accepting bakers, but thanks for your interest! We will however need a TON of bidders! Please check back on Wednesday to bid. 🙂
NOTE: If you have emailed me but do not see your name/info here, please email me asap at thechiclife at gmail dot com. If you do see your info, please take a look to make sure it’s correct and complete. Thanks!

Bakers Signed up:

I’ll get this list in a format easier to read, but wanted to go ahead and post up some bakers with their items others can decide what to bake. Please email me at thechiclife at gmail dot com if you’re interested in joining us. We’d love to have you!

Name Goodie Vegan? GF? Ships To
Adrien of Confessions of a Health Nut black and white crispy square no no prefer Canada, but will do US too
Alyson of Nourished Fitness Lemon Cookies no no anywhere
Amanda lemon, cranberry, and almond biscotti no no both
Angela of Oh She Glows X’s and G’los Valentine’s Day Variety Pack (10 bars) yes no both
Anna of Oats N Boats ~ Smile & Glow Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies & Matzo Crack/toffee (separate) (Matzo – opt’l vegan) no US
Ashley of Edible Perspective 2 batches ota.bars (granola bars – Choices will be: peanut butter crunch : cherry almond : apple apricot walnut almond : coconut cranberry almond) – listed separately yes no US
Beth of Fat Buster brown sugar chocolate cookies no no US
Brittany of Eating Bird Food Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies optl no US
Caronae of Run, Write, Therapy, Life whole-grain banana/walnut/chocolate chip bread no no both
Carrie of Cookie Girl Creations variety of cookies (optional gift wrap) no no US
Christie of Honoring Health Triple Chocolate Walnut Cookies (made with almond flour) no yes US
Courtney of Things I’ve Learned Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies no no both
Diana (me!) of The Chic Life Homestyle Vegan Choc Chip Cookie yes no US
Elisa Customizable Granola yes no US
Elizabeth of On Tap for Today dozen dark chocolate covered Oreos no no both
Emma of Em in Action Lemon-Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies,
Marbled Brownies,
1 batch 6 cups of berry granola, second batch 6 cups of berry granola(separately) These will be made with spelt flour and be made with organic ingredients.
yes no US
Fran (as seen on “Get Fresh with Sara Snow”) of Fran Costigan Organic almond anise nibby biscotti yes no US
Heather of Heather Eats Almond Butter Maple Nut Oaties yes opt’l US
Heather of Hangry Pants either Super Charge Me (vegan) or White Chocolate Chip Lime (2 batches, buyers choice, separate-1 batch per bidder) (SCM-yes, WCCL-no) no US
Heather of The Single Dish peanut butter choc chip cookies and also rice krispie treats no no US
Heather of Then Heather Said trio of cookies: toffee crackle cookies, pumpkin spice ball cookies, and chocolate cinnamon chip cookies no no US
Heidi of Crumbs Bakery LLC dozen custom frosted cut-out cookies. Whatever theme the winner would like….Valentine’s Day, baby shower, birthday etc… no no US
Jaime of Embracing Balance Mayan Chocolate Sparklers optl no both
Jasmine of Sweet and Fit custom blondies no no TBD
Jessica of Finding Myself Through Words Fruity Granola Bars no no US
Jessie of Don’t Forget Dessert peanut butter oatmeal dog treats and some Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter cookie (separate) no no US
Joy Always Joy Homemade Dog and/or Horse Treats (vegetarian & human grade) (opt’l vegan) no both
Julie of Savvy Eat Vegan Chai Tea Scones yes no US
Kara of Kara’s Marathon peanut butter cup cookies and chocolate chip cookies (separate) no no US
Kate of For the Love of Breakfast cranberry, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies no no US
Kate & Nate of The Blog Stalker Ooey Gooey Blogstalker Butter Cookies TBD no anywhere
Katie of Sweet Tater vegan gluten-free “Scouts Honor” sampler pack with some mock Girl Scout cookies: peanut butter sandwich cookies, coconut chocolate cookies (Samoas!) and mint chocolate cookies (Thin Mints!)–6 of each cookie for 18 total in the sampler pack yes no US
Katy of The Balanced Foodie Two Loaves of Banana Bread (auctioned together) no no US
Katy of Silly Tater Tot Whole Wheat Molasses Bread no no both
Keri of Way Past Ramen Milk Chocolate Walnut Fudge & Margarita Bars (separate) no no US
Kimberly of Jet Set Life two dozen Dark Chocolate Cherry & Nut Clusters no no US
Lindsay of Designer Wife Vegan Magic Cookie Bars yes no US
Lindsey of Live, Love, Lindsey Espresso Hazelnut Truffle Cookies no no US
Lisa of Anali’s First Amendment TBD no no both
Maria Super Chocolately & Rich Brownies (Walnuts optional) no no US
Marlene TBD TBD TBD both
Melanie bake chocolate covered popcorn and blueberry bunt cakes (separate) no no TBD
Melissa Sugar Cookies (rolled in sugar & almost organic) – 2 batches of two dozen, separate no no US
Melissa of Project Bare amazing granola bars no no both
Mellissa of A Fit & Spicy Life chocolate dipped macadamia coconut macaroons no no US
Morgan of Live, Love, Eat, Play TBD TBD TBD TBD
My mom Famous Cinnamon Swirl Bread no no US
Nicole of Another One Bites the Crust vegan chocolate chip banana muffins + something else TBD yes no TBD
Nicole of Geek Turned Athlete Signature Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies no no anywhere
Olivia of You Can Call Me Liv whole wheat cranberry, almond, and dark chocolate biscotti no no US
Rachel of Rachel Hearts Food two batches of customizable granola. Each bag of granola will contain approx. fifteen 1/3 c. servings, and the winning bidders can pick up to four things to add to the oats. This recipe is made with agave nectar and is vegan (2 separate listings) yes no both
Rebecca of All Vegged Out “Sweet and Salty Almond Bark” (a mix of Bittersweet Chocolate, White Chocolate, and Salted Almonds- really yummy!) and my Vegan Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies. bark – no, cookies – yes no US
Sabrina of Rhodey Girl Tests chocolate covered pretzel rods no no anywhere
Sarah of Healthy Mom on the Run Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Cherry Chip Cookies no yes both
Sarah of The Shu Box California Fruit Bars no no US
Shannon of The Daily Balance white chocolate and milk chocolate oreo bombs, best peanut butter cookies ever (separate) no no both
Shannon of Tri to Cook Seven Layer Cookies no no US
Stan Kickass Brownies Made From Scratch no no US
Tasha of The Clean Eating Mama vegan Lavender Shortbread Cookies yes no both
Theresa n/a Chocolate Butterscotch Oatmeal Chewy Bars no no US
TorontoGirloutWest of To Be the Whole Package vegan whole-wheat banana carob cookies yes no both
VeggieGirl of Veggie Girl Two Batches of her famous vegan blondies – customizable! (auctioned separately separately) if desired if desired US
Whit of Whit’s Getting Fit banana nut scones (nuts optional) no no TBD

Hey, if you want to help but baking isn’t your thing, we’ll be needing bidders, soon, too! 🙂

Thank you so much to everyone who’s signed up!

Banner Image

If you’d like to support this bake sale (even if you can’t volunteer to bake), please consider adding this banner to your blog to help spread the word.

You can get the code here:

Code has been removed post-bake-sale

We Can Do It!

I may not be able to go to Haiti to help, and I may not have a zillion dollars to help, but I can do something. I have to believe that everything little bit helps. I believe that our community of bloggers and readers can help together.

Please consider donating something for this bake sale and/or bidding. I truly believe every effort goes to the greater good and that we can make a difference.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~Margaret Mead

48 thoughts on “Online Bake Sale for Haiti”

  1. Count on me!!! 🙂

    I'll bake whole-wheat banana carob cookies. They will be vegan but not gluten free.

    I'm Canadian but live near the border so I can ship to either Canada or the United States!

    And I'll go pimp you on my blog right now!

  2. this is not about the bake sale however……….we just ate the lasagna recipe I got from your blog using TJ's items, let me tell you ladies, it is delicious. My husband is loving it. Thank you and keep up the recipes!

  3. I'm SO in!!! Thank youuu! I will bake two loaves of banana bread!! They can choose optional add-ins if they want. (ie: chocolate chips, nuts) but I usually make it plain. 🙂

    I will be able to ship within the U.S.

    I am posting about it right now too!

  4. Count me in! And I will post the link on my blog. I don't know your email address, and couldn't find a link to it on your web page, but I will make Fruity Granola bars. It is not vegan and I am willing to ship to the US only.

    Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

  5. Count me in too! I can't find your e-mail address – but I will be donating my mom's milk chocolate walnut fudge (made by mom) and my margarita bars (made by me)! They're not vegan or gluten-free, and I can only ship to the US.

    I'm also going to add a link to my blog to get the word out!

  6. I think what you are doing is AMAZING!!! I for sure want to bid! As a future nurse that has been talking to nurses that are getting ready to go over to Haiti I can say that ANY help at all is sorely in need.

  7. How do we buy things? I can bid in a couple of weeks when I get paid! I retweeted you and plan to put on my facebook too!

  8. I just came across this on SavvyEat and wanted to do my part to help! My mother in law makes AMAZING granola bars and she just revealed the recipe to me the other day. They're not GF or vegan, but they are totally, 100% delicious. I'll ship to the US and Canada!

    So happy to give to this good cause and help a fellow blogger do something wonderful!


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