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Vegan Bakesale for Haiti
carlita123 Posted at 2010/01/14 3:20pm reply to

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I see many cities are having vegan bakesales this weekend in aid for Haiti. Is anyone planning one for Austin?
Not Wes Posted at 2010/01/14 4:34pm reply to

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I'm down to pitch in if someone can lock down a venue.
sp512 Posted at 2010/01/14 5:30pm reply to

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I suck at planning, but rock at baking! I'd love to help out if this gets going!
carlita123 Posted at 2010/01/14 9:42pm reply to

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lazy smurf Posted at 2010/01/15 1:38pm reply to

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I am trying to get one together at Austin Community College. I thought college would be great since next week is the first week back and everyone has financial aid checks in their hands. What about a UT location? One of the bookstores? Does anyone have any contacts?
sp512 Posted at 2010/01/15 2:03pm reply to

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I work at the ACC campus on Manchaca and Stassney..I won't be back until tuesday, but I can find out then what it would take to get something set up.. happy
lazy smurf Posted at 2010/01/15 2:28pm reply to

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I work at Rio Grande! I haven't had any luck figuring it out yet, forms will be involved for sure.
mollyjade Posted at 2010/01/15 2:42pm reply to

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I think college locations are great. Lots of foot traffic. It's too bad there's so much rain lately.
sp512 Posted at 2010/01/15 2:43pm reply to

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Yeah, forms and probably some type of facility use fee.. It looks like they want the form 10 days prior to the event.. hmmm. I may be looking in the wrong place, though.
lazy smurf Posted at 2010/01/15 3:09pm reply to

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SP- you are probably right about the fee and timing.

Monday might be better, it is supposed to be 65 and sunny. Does anyone know the deal about setting up a booth on the drag where everyone sells hemp necklaces?
lazy smurf Posted at 2010/01/15 3:12pm reply to

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or south congress I don't know which would be busier on MLK day.
sp512 Posted at 2010/01/15 3:17pm reply to

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I think either would be good - South Congress might be busier since it's going to be pretty and a holiday.
lazy smurf Posted at 2010/01/15 3:34pm reply to

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OK, I am going to write a bunch of people and see if I can find us a spot on South Congress for Monday.
sp512 Posted at 2010/01/15 3:37pm reply to

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Sounds great! Thanks! Let me know if I can help in anyway...I could make a sign/flyers with my magical design skillz!

lazy smurf Posted at 2010/01/15 3:45pm reply to

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OK! Do you think Monday is enough time to get the word out?
sp512 Posted at 2010/01/15 3:48pm reply to

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I don't know...but I think it's worth a try!! happy  If we can get dibs on a location tonight/tomorrow, i can get a flyer done and post a link to a pdf version that everyone can print out and spread around, so it won't just be on one person's shoulders to get the word out.
sp512 Posted at 2010/01/15 4:27pm reply to

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Also, what organization should we donate the proceeds to?

Some suggestions:

Mercy Corps: http://www.mercycorps.org/

Food For Life: http://www.ffl.org/ffl_featured_story.php

Doctors without Borders:  http://doctorswithoutborders.org/

Any other suggestions?
VeganExplosion Posted at 2010/01/15 5:19pm reply to

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back when i was gonna host a vegan bakesale I tried to get a location there but you have to get a permit to sell there which takes atleast 30 days.

On twitter i recommended (to fikustree) south congress would be a great location. I'm sure lots of stores would consider lending out their sidewalk.


>SP- you are probably right about the fee and timing.
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>Monday might be better, it is supposed to be 65 and sunny. Does anyone know the deal about setting up a booth on the drag where everyone sells hemp necklaces?
VeganExplosion Posted at 2010/01/15 5:23pm reply to

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and something to consider:

The drag has traffic all day long.
Congress has traffic at night breifly (for a few hours)

If it'll be during the day, go with the drag.
sp512 Posted at 2010/01/15 5:36pm reply to

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Good point. I was thinking that due to the holiday, soco may have more daytime traffic, but the drag is always busy.

Also, perhaps we should think of trying for multiple bake sales throughout the month as the need for relief in Haiti will be ongoing..
lazy smurf Posted at 2010/01/15 6:55pm reply to

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The drag it is! It looks like Wheatsville might let us camp out there, I am going to say next Sunday 1-24 so we all have time to prepare and get the word out. I don't think we should rush it just to get in on the holiday, more organization will probably lead to a better event and I personally can't participate in many events right now because I have too much going on.

And I like Food For Life because it is us buying vegan food to send vegan food. I love that.

If anyone wants to contribute I am happy to organize just post here or message me on FB (I am Lazy SmurfY) twitter (@veganlazysmurf)ppk (fikustree) or email veganlazysmurf@gmail.com... that is some serious social media right there.
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