Our staff is putting the finishing touches on their community-based, old-fashioned bake sale, their self-organized effort to raise money for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief.
We look forward to your visiting to enjoy the deliciousness: All baked goods are homemade by our staff and friends; our neighbors at La Colombe are donating coffee and Charlie has generously offered to match all funds raised, dollar for dollar. All proceeds will go directly to Japan relief.
On a related note, our friend Juliana from Brooklyn Boulders also stopped by to give us the skinny on the ride she’s organizing, appropriately titled: I think I’m turning Japan-Aid.
No need to sign up in advance; just be at 175 Stanton Street at 1pm, with $10 to register (registration goes to the Red Cross | Japan and is 100% tax deductible). The race begins at 2pm and will cover about 8 miles, with numerous witty and sometimes Japanese-themed challenges such as chopsticks and origami.
Prizes include Outlier clothing, Chrome messenger bags, a Velocity wheel set and more. The ride’s fundraising will be followed with an afterparty at the Double Down Saloon at 14 Avenue A, between Houston & 2nd.
So, stop by our store tomorrow to eat the calories for a good cause. And next week, burn them all off in the race. It’s a win-win.
UPDATE 4/2/2010: Thank you to everyone who participated in our bake sale! With the work of staff and the support of customers, we raised over $1000 for aid to Japan! Wow!!