Baking Fundraiser For Ukraine Reaches $6,300 In Northern Virginia

VIENNA, VA — After preliminary success of Northern Virginia bakers' fundraiser for Ukraine, hundreds extra have been raised for reduction efforts, and a closing spherical of fundraising is deliberate.

Sarah Marshall, proprietor of Vienna-based The Sweet Life NoVA, coordinated the group of bakers to place collectively containers of baked items with all proceeds benefiting organizations serving to Ukrainian individuals. Native Bakers Bake for Ukraine began with an preliminary sale that offered out in seven minutes. Then the wait checklist grew to lots of. In all, 29 bakers have raised $6,300 to assist Ukraine. The principle recipients of the fundraiser are World Central Kitchen, Save the Children and United Help Ukraine.

The primary spherical of the fundraiser drew 13 bakeries to take part and raised $2,500. These 24 containers have been ready and distributed inside days of the fundraiser being organized. A wait checklist was created in case the bakers might do future orders.

The second spherical is in progress to deal with a number of the wait checklist. There are 20 collaborating bakeries within the second spherical, largely made up of latest individuals who needed to affix. The second spherical of orders raised one other $3,800, bringing the fundraiser's grand whole to $6,300.

One of many Native Bakers Bake for Ukraine individuals is Slava Dutchak, who got here to the U.S. from Ukraine eight years in the past. Dutchek made her horishky, cookies formed like walnuts and stuffed with dulce de leche. Courtesy of Slava Dutchak

The third and closing spherical of the fundraiser might be a silent public sale, The Candy Life NoVA shared on Fb. All collaborating bakers have been invited to donate one merchandise. The public sale might be open for bids beginning March 27 via April 3. All proceeds might be donated to charities supporting Ukraine.

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