Call for Donations: Online Bake Sale and Auction for the Philippines

*UPDATE on 11/19/2013 – Call for Donations has CLOSED. Thank you for your interest. You can still help by spreading the word and/or bidding on some of the wonderful items below when the auction opens on Thursday, November 21st. Please check at 9pm on 11/21/13 for more details.*

It’s been almost 4 years since I hosted an online bake sale to raise money for Haiti, and now, a new disaster has struck that hits a little closer to home for me. I’m sure you’ve seen the terrible news about the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan caused in the central Philippines. Earlier today, I was wondering which charity I could donate to and felt frustrated that my donation seemed so small when my sister texted me suggesting I host another online bake sale, this time for the Philippines, which is where my mom is from.

I remembered how wonderful it was that our blogging community – both bloggers and readers – came together to raise almost $3,000 for Haiti, and I thought…maybe we can do it again. So, I’m looking for food bloggers, healthy living bloggers, etc. who are willing to donate baked goods for another online bake sale. And, I’m considering opening the door to other auction items, like gift certificates, etc. since that could help raise additional funds and allow others to participate who may not have been able to if we were we just raising money based on food.

Together, we can do great things!

(Auction opens 11/21/13 in the evening)

Bake Sale/Auction Details:

  • The auction will open the evening Thursday, November 21st, 2013 and run for 24 hours.
  • 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/donators and what they’re donating as I receive them (trying to have the list complete the day before the bake sale/auction).
  • All money raised from the bake sale will be donated to the American Red Cross Typhoon Appeal Fund or the World Food Programme (choice of auction winner where to donate).
  • Donators/bakers will work with the winning bidders on when the items will be shipped.
  • Please see upcoming Auction Page for full details on the bake sale and auction.

Looking for Bakers/Donators, please!

The more the merrier. Thank you for your consideration to donate for a great cause. Please click on the below link to submit your donation by noon on Tuesday, November 19th.

Bakers/Donators: please CLICK HERE to submit your item(s) for donation by noon on Tuesday, November 20th Call for Donations has CLOSED. Thank you for your interest. You can still help by spreading the word and/or bidding on some of the wonderful items below when the auction opens on Thursday, November 21st.

NOTE: If you have submitted your information but do not see your name/info here within a few hours (unless you submitted it during business hours when I’m at work), 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/Donators Signed Up:

Here’s the line up so far – get ready to bid!:

Baked Goods/Food

Baker Name Item(s) Donated Item(s) Description Shipping TBD
Aly of Cooking In Stilettos Mexican Chocolate Cookies 1 dozen of these delicious cookies – US Only
Aly of Cooking In Stilettos Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies 1 batch of these yummy cookies – US Only
Charlie of Sweet Salty Spicy 10-12 cups homemade granola Winning bidder can choose one of 14 granola flavors here: Recipes under 10 cups will be doubled. Vegan options! Both US and Canada
Attune Foods (with thanks also to Annelies) HUGE Attune Foods Package 3 boxes of Peace cereal, 3 boxes of Erewhon cereal, 3 boxes of Uncle Sam cereal, 3 cartons of Sweet Home Farm Granola US Only
Elle of nutritionella BKR Water Bottle, Briggi Lunch Box, a batch of my homemade granola, BondiBand Compression Socks A few of my favorite items including an coral bkr water bottle, a cute Briggi lunch box and a pair of new pair of compression socks from BondiBand! US Only
Erica of Itzy’s Kitchen Bidder’s Choice Baked Treats paleo friendly chocolate, oatmeal chip cookie, almond butter chocolate chunk, or a variety of muffins (all vegan) including PB banana chip, PB pumpkin chip. US Only
Heather of Bake. Create. Love. Chocolate Dipped Caramel Biscotti 1 dozen delicious caramel biscotti, dipped in chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt. US Only
Heather of Then Heather Said 1 lb homemade Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola One pound of homemade Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola – perfect for snacking, parfaits, in a bowl of your preferred milk or as an ice cream topping. US Only
Janetha of Meals and Moves two loaves of the best banana bread ever not vegan due to the eggs but it can be made dairy free (2 separate auctions) US Only
Kath Younger of Kath Eats Great Harvest Charlottesville Goodies Great Harvest Granola – Cville Cluster and Pancake Mix US Only
Kelly of Foodie Fresh Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (No Bake Cookies) Rich peanut butter and chocolate make these oatmeal cookies a family favorite. They are easily made Gluten Free, so if you win the bidding on these highly addictive cookies, let me know and I’m happy to convert them for you. US Only
Kerri A (my sister’s friend) Banana Nutella Bread Moist banana bread with silvered almonds and a rich ribbon of chocolate hazelnut spread. Enjoy now or freeze for up to 3 months. Winners may choose to receive one large, standard sized loaf, or 4 mini loaves. 10 prizes/winners to be donated. US Only
Lindsay of Cotter Crunch 1 box Healthy Bites (Variety) One box Healthy Bites for gluten free eaters! These bites are custom made, protein packed, made with mostly organic ingredients. Can be made paleo or vegan if needed. Details: US Only
Lisa of Anali’s First Amendment Gingerbread or Scones Choice between: Gingerbread or scones. You can customize the scones based on certain likes or dislikes. If you don’t like chocolate, nuts, etc. I’ll do my best to accommodate your ingredient requests. Both US and Canada
Madeline of Edible Joy Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats A twist on a classic sweet treat that everyone loves. The brown butter is a game changer! (Gluten-Free) US Only
Marlon of Me in the Balance cupcakes in a jar 6 total! Flavor: red velvet with cream cheese frosting US Only
Purely Twins pumpkin coconut chocolate chip cookies (gluten free, vegan, grain-free and nut free) pumpkin coconut chocolate chip cookies (gluten free, vegan, grain-free and nut free) US Only
Sophia of Sophia Kristina Creative Mexican Wedding Cake cookies These light, melt in your mouth cookies are always a party favorite. You’ll get three dozen cookies in this batch, but you can choose who you want to share it with 🙂 US Only
Theresa (my sister) Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Oatmeal Chewy Bars Chewy bars that include all the best ingredients: oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, butterscotch and chocolate chips. Of all the desserts that I make this is my absolute favorite! I will be making 5 batches. US Only

Books, Accessories, Gift Certificates, etc.

Donator’s Name Item(s) Donated Item(s) Description Shipping TBD
Alissa of alisueonthemove doTERRA Essential Oils Intro Kit Using essential oils is intuitively simple and highly satisfying. However, the many oils available, with their numberless combinations and wellness applications, can be a bit overwhelming to beginners. So, as a simple first step on your journey with essential oils, dōTERRA® recommends the trio of lavender, lemon and peppermint; three of the most popular and versatile oils (and those included in the Beginner’s Trio set).

In addition to a 5 ml bottle each of dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG®) lavender, lemon and peppermint essential oils, the Introduction to Essential Oils Kit includes an introductory audio CD and booklet. The attractive presentation box also includes at-a-glance suggestions for the uses of the included oils, providing you with an immediate experience of the life-changing benefits of essential oils.

Both US and Canada
Aly of Cooking In Stilettos Autographed Copy of Sunny’s Kitchen This is signed copy of Sunny Anderson’s debut cookbook, “Sunny’s Kitchen” with some amazing recipes that have been raved about on The Rachael Ray Show, The Today Show and more. If you love her on Food Network, you are going to want this cookbook for your kitchen! US Only
Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows 1 signed copy of The Oh She Glows Cookbook The Oh She Glows Cookbook, written and photographed by Angela Liddon, features a treasure trove of more than 100 mouth-watering, wholesome recipes—from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes – all packed with flavor. From rich and hearty entrées like the Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta to decadent desserts like the Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte with Hazelnut Crust and Angela’s famous Glo Bakery Glo Bars, there is something for everyone. The cookbook also includes many allergy-friendly recipes–with over 90 gluten-free recipes–and many recipes free of soy, nuts, sugar, and grains too! Official release date is March 4, 2014. Worldwide
Ashley McLaughlin of Edible Perspective 1 signed copy of Baked Doughnuts for Everyone With Baked Doughnuts for Everyone, you can now enjoy fresh doughnuts from the comfort of your own kitchen and without fussing over a fryer. All you need is a doughnut pan, a mixing bowl, and simple ingredients like oat flour, almond meal, and pure cane sugar. The result? Truly cake-like doughnuts with no grainy texture, starches, or gums. No one will ever guess they’re gluten-free! Prepare to become a baked doughnut addict. Both US and Canada
Dana of Words to Sweat by $30 gift certificate to Words to Sweat by online shop Words to Sweat by wants to fuel your fitness fashion and passion with this $30 gift certificate to the online shop of motivational fitness accessories. Both US and Canada
Farihah of Spice’s Bites $35 Penzey’s Spices gift card Want to “spice” up your cooking or baking? This $35 gift card from Penzey’s Spices will let you do just that! US Only
Mara of Foodie Reset Minion Hat (From Despicable Me) Handmade crochet hat Both US and Canada
Mary Fran Wiley Positivity Poster (designed by donator) Valued at $45, this is an 11×14 Giclee print of a Tanzanian proverb from the Chronic Positivity Project, a series of inspirational quotes and typographic designs from Chicago designer, Mary Fran Wiley. Both US and Canada
Rebecca of Rosey Rebecca $50 Winner’s Choice Gift Card (groceries/athletic wear) $50 USD gift card choice of: whole foods, trader joes, wegmans, Athleta, or Lucy Both US and Canada
Roni Noone of Roni Noone 1 signed copy of the GreenLiteBites Cookbook Favorites From the First 3 Years is a full color, photograph rich, cookbook containing recipes and ideas for lighter, healthier meals from the popular website From breakfast to dinner, sides to sweets, GreenLiteBites has a little bit of everything to inspire the hesitant home cook. The ideas are simple and use every day ingredients and techniques. Both US and Canada
Tasha of The Clean Eating Mama handmade towels or re-usable produce bags Handmade decorative kitchen towels that will make your kitchen look chic and fun! These beautiful towels are delicately made from natural linen and quality cotton. While these are specifically made for decor, feel free to gently use them in your everyday cooking and cleaning. The hems are zig zag stitched and are supposed to fray with use and over time. This adds to their unique and genuine character. Also, a set of 4 – 1 large, 1 medium and 2 small. Use the large for lettuce or bananas, use the medium for apples and oranges and the smaller bags work well for bulk beans and grains. Made from unbleached, washed muslin and a cotton yarn drawstring. Carry them with your reusable shopping bags and help the planet! US Only

(I’ll continue updating this list as we approach the auction go-live)

*New* Charlotte, NC Donations for Auction (for Local Pick-Up):

IMPORTANT: Please don’t plan to bid on these items unless you are able to work with the donator/baker to arrange pick-up in the area/neighborhood(s) listed below.

Baked Goods/Food

Baker Name Item(s) Donated Item(s) Description Area for Pick-Up TBD
Ali of Labels are not my forte Dozen cupcakes and Tupelo Honey cookbook One dozen white vanilla cupcakes and a copy of the Asheville favorite Tupelo Honey cookbook Charlotte, NC
Katie of honeystuck Vegan Gluten-Free Blondies These are THE BEST EVER. I make them all the time for everything and they are always a hit. No one ever knows they’re vegan and gluten free. Customize your order with your favorite nut butter. Choose from: almond butter or peanut butter. Includes 1 8×8 pan of blondies. Charlotte, NC
Keia of Ink & Fork (1) Strawberry Tart Strawberry Tart filled with vanilla bean cream and topped with local strawberries from Bush n’ Vine. Charlotte, NC Pick-Up (Center Charlotte preferred)
Keia of Ink & Fork (1) Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Pie- Because it’s Pumpkin Pie time! Charlotte, NC Pick-Up (Center Charlotte preferred)
Kelly aka @KellyWoodfin Bidder’s Choice Cookies One batch chocolate chip or one batch pumpkin cookies, bidders choice. If local (if bidder can do pick-up), pumpkin cookies will have cream cheese icing. : ) Charlotte, NC (weekend pick-up only)
Kseniya of in the Queen City 2 dozen mini honey cornbread muffins Irresistible, small and sweet. Baked with love using local honey and organic cornmeal. Charlotte, NC (Arrange pick-up in 3rd Ward or other nearby neighborhoods.)
Leslie (my friend) Breakfast Gift Basket Coffee (roasted locally)
Hand painted mugs (2)
Very Berry Jelly
Peach Jam
Apple Butter
Apple Bread (2)
Cinnamon Bread (2)
Local and Organic Apples (4)
Charlotte, NC
Sarah (my friend) Sarah’s Famous Cheesecake This classic cheesecake is one you won’t want to miss. Dilworth, Myer’s Park, Southpark, Noda, Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth, Southend, Sedgefield
Savory Spice Shop Southend Picks For Popcorn gift pack These four flavors can empty a bag in a hurry so pay attention or you’ll be left with crumbs. Toss dry-popped corn with 1-2 tbsp. of vegetable oil before seasoning. Toss in 1 tbsp. of seasoning, toss again, taste test and add more if needed. The additional spices used to pack this set are also of excellent quality and should be stored in a container for future use.
This set contains the following products in medium glass jars (4floz): Cheddar Cheese Powder, Honey Powder, Smoky Hills Cheese Powder, Paris Cheese Sprinkle
Pick-up in the store in Southend

Gift Cards, Packages, etc.

Donator’s Name Item(s) Donated Item(s) Description Area for Pick-Up TBD
5Church $50 Gift Card to 5Church Restaurant $50 Gift Card to 5Church Restaurant (Uptown) Pick up at the restaurant (Uptown)
Lindsay of Lindsay Wynne Photography Petite Portrait Session Pamper yourself with a petite portrait session! 1 hour photo session with Lindsay Wynne Photography (Can be beauty, boudoir, headshots, holiday portrait) with express hair and makeup in my Plaza Midwood studio, in your home or on location. ($249 value) in my Plaza Midwood studio, in your home or on location
Nan and Byron’s $50 Gift Card to Nan and Byron’s $50 Gift Card to Nan and Byron’s (NEW in Southend) Pick up at the restaurant (Southend)
Y2 Yoga One Month of Free Unlimited Yoga Charlotte’s hottest yoga studio is expanding, big time. Opening Winter 2013, the new Y2 Yoga will feature two stories, three practice studios, a cafe, a sushi bar, a wine bar and a luxury on-site spa. Be one of the first to practice in the new studio with a one-month unlimited membership (a $180 value). Studio is located in Cotswold

(I’ll continue updating this list as we approach the auction go-live)

Spread the Word:

We’ll also need help spreading the word about this online auction. If you can, please help spread the word about this online auction.

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“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

Thank you for reading! Please stay tuned for more details on the auction and get ready to bid for a good cause!

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