Thursday, March 31, 2011

This Saturday: Bake Sale for Japan

National Bake Sale for Japan photo

The DC area is participating in the Bake Sale for Japan national campaign.  This wonderful event pairs amateur and professional bakers in a grassroots effort taking place at locations throughout the U.S.  All proceeds will benefit Peace Winds Japan and go towards providing on-the-ground assistance including medical and sanitary supplies, blankets, clothing, and long-term reconstruction. 
DC-area favorites Dangerously Delicious Pies, Red Velvet, Cake Love, Sprinkles, and Cupcake Buggy will be donating sweet treats to the bake sale.  In addition, local bakers will be generously donating cakes, pies, cookies and assorted treats to the collective effort. 

When:   Saturday, April 2, 2010 from 10 am-2 pm
Where:  Busboys & Poets patio, 1025 5th St NW (near K St)
             Metro Stations:  Mount Vernon Square and Chinatown-Gallery Place

For more information, please visit http://bakesaleforjapan.com/ and for questions: dcbakesale4japan@gmail.com.

Hopefully the weather will be a little warmer. I'll be there folding origami cranes as part of the 1,000 cranes project.  According to a Japanese legend, the person who folds 1,000 paper cranes pleases the gods and the folder's wish is granted.  This quest became famous when Sadako, a young girl from Hiroshima who survived the dropping of the atomic bomb and was later diagnosed with leukemia, attempted to fold 1,000 origami cranes with the wish to get well. 

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