Online Bake Sale and Auction for Philippine Disaster Relief

Diana Stewart of The Chic Life is hosting an online bake sale and auction on Thursday, November 21 to raise money for disaster relief efforts in the Philippines. Diana held a similar bake sale four years ago for Haiti and raised nearly $3,000.

The situation in the Philippines is truly desperate. As I read in a CNN report, “Typhoon Haiyan has killed too many people to count so far and pushed to the brink of survival thousands more who have lost everything, have no food or medical care and are drinking filthy water to stay alive.” The United Nations estimates that 800,000 people have been displaced by the storm.

The Philippines chief negotiator, Yeb Sano, opened the UN climate talks with an impassioned plea for urgent action, and announced a hunger strike in solidarity for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

In the wake of immense death and destruction, every dollar donated to help the people in the Philippines will make a difference, and together we can give more than on an individual basis. All money raised from the bake sale and auction will be donated to the American Red Cross Typhoon Appeal Fund or the World Food Programme.

I will be making gluten-free Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats for the bake sale. Diana is also accepting gift certificates, handmade goods, accessories, etc. for the auction.

If you are interested in participating or helping to spread the word, please read this blog post and sign up here.

Maraming salamat. Thank you very much.
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