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Another Sunny Day Farms bakesale?
peter Posted at 2011/08/05 5:53pm reply to

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For those of you who are new and/or unaware, there is a farm animal sanctuary west of San Antonio called Sunny Day Farms. We, as a group and sometimes individually, have been down there to volunteer multiple times within the last several months. The woman who runs it, Brooke, is vegan, and does a great job saving animals who generally have no other protection.

This morning, Brooke posted a note on Sunny Day's Facebook page that they have hit a financial crisis. The drought has nearly doubled the price of hay, and some animals have become ill. There is only enough money for one more month of food. She basically had to plead for donations.

So, if you want to donate directly through PayPal, here's the link: http://bit.ly/ps4Av9 (They recently received non-profit status, so your donations are tax-deductible.)

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunny-Day-Farms-Animal-Sanctuary/181642923630

There has been some talk about holding another bakesale for them. We've had a successful one in the past, raising over $1000. Pictures of that are here (thx Wes): http://www.flickr.com/photos/58990935@N07/tags/wwvbs2011/

So you guys want to do another one? I'm not sure how much I will be able to organize it, personally, but I did at least want to get the discussion about it started. We could probably do it at Monkeywrench again - if it's up to date, their August events calendar is rather empty.
jacinda77 Posted at 2011/08/05 6:30pm reply to

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Sounds like it's a thing we have to do ASAP!
Georgeous Posted at 2011/08/05 8:10pm reply to

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I think this is a fantastic idea and will gladly contribute whatever baked goods I can. I'm overbooked as it is, so I won't be able to help with planning it but may be able to volunteer some time to sell depending on date/time.
BrittlePants Posted at 2011/08/06 11:19am reply to

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I'm free to help out in any way needed, whether as an organizer or as a baker (or both!)
carrie Posted at 2011/08/06 4:24pm reply to

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Looks like that pay pal link doesn't work. Can you fix it?
peter Posted at 2011/08/06 4:35pm reply to

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D'oh! It was working before. Try this: http://bit.ly/oBgcBM
amyt Posted at 2011/08/07 9:42am reply to

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I'll help! I can contribute some lovely baked goods.  
Gabriel Posted at 2011/08/08 8:58am reply to

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>D'oh! It was working before. Try this: http://bit.ly/oBgcBM

Still not working....
mollyjade Posted at 2011/08/08 9:14am reply to

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For some reason it's not working when you copy it elsewhere. But here's the facebook post with the correct link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=172689076135877&id=181642923630

(Thanks for fixing the https links, Jacob!)
erick Posted at 2011/08/10 11:19am reply to

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The last bake sale I went to was at Ten Thousand Villages on South Congress (it was for SARA Sanctuary.) There was a lot of foot traffic, it seemed like a good place to have a bake sale, and the people who run Ten Thousand Villages were very friendly and said they wouldn't mind hosting another one.

The last bake sale for Sunny Day Farms was held at Monkey Wrench Books on North Loop, and that event did pretty well too. Monkey Wrench's clientele are likely more sympathetic to the cause than your average shopper on South Congress. Also, parking at Monkey Wrench is easier than finding parking on a Saturday on Congress.

Just putting this info out on the table. Anybody have an opinion one way or the other?

I can volunteer for this bake sale and do some organizing.
Ross Posted at 2011/08/10 12:07pm reply to

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Yeah definitely trade-offs with each. We did pull a good chunk of change at Monkeywrench, do you think we've historically gotten fewer sympathetic folks on soco?
erick Posted at 2011/08/10 2:01pm reply to

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I think the bake sale did as well as it did at Money Wrench because it was better publicized. People were sharing the hell out of the event page on Facebook and other sites, the bake sale at Ten Thousand Villages never quite had that. Also, more people donated baked goods to the one at Monkey Wrench.


mollyjade Posted at 2011/08/10 2:19pm reply to

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Yeah, the difference between the first bake sale at Monkey Wrench and the second one was amazing. Publicity made a huge difference. I think either location is a good spot.
carrie Posted at 2011/08/10 3:47pm reply to

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I think better parking at Monkey Wrench is a pretty big deal. When should this be planned for?
peter Posted at 2011/08/10 4:00pm reply to

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Thanks for the replies. Let's get this thing off the ground.

Since the 20th is the party barge, how about Sunday the 21st or Saturday the 27th at Monkeywrench? I contacted Monkeywrench to see if it was OK. Once we decide on a date/time/place, I have a Google spreadsheet to help organize.
Ross Posted at 2011/08/10 4:19pm reply to

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I would vote for maybe that weekend of the 27th
erick Posted at 2011/08/10 4:28pm reply to

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I think the 27th would be better, we'll need time to build some buzz.
carrie Posted at 2011/08/10 8:03pm reply to

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I agree, the 27th would be better.
peter Posted at 2011/08/10 8:43pm reply to

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Even though we haven't heard back yet from Monkeywrench, I suppose we could tentatively do it for the 27th for now. Their calendar is practically empty. The WWVBS ran from noon to 6pm, so I could repeat that. Does that work for everybody?

Here's the sign-up sheet, so we can started. Please start with row 10. http://bit.ly/p88Put

Once we get the official word from Monkeywrench, we can create a flyer and a Facebook event page.
Georgeous Posted at 2011/08/12 7:39am reply to

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Once we have a location set, I'll add it to vegaustin.com and post it on happy vegan baker's fb and website
peter Posted at 2011/08/12 1:20pm reply to

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Cool, thanks! I'm still waiting to hear back from them. In the meantime, folks should feel free to sign up.

http://bit.ly/p88Put
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