The Tomato Tart's Online Bake Sale fo Japan Raises 8,269 for Second Harvest Japan

I am so happy to tell you that we have not only met our goal, we tripled it! Thank you to everyone involved in the Online Bake Sale for Japan. Everyone who baked, bid, and promoted this Bake Sale was an integral part of it’s success. Every single item sold and we raised $8,269 for Second Harvest Japan. If you did not win anything and you would like to donate to this fundraiser, still I have set up a fundraising site, and have some information below.

Now, as I recover, I have a lot of thank you emails to send out and a lot of batches of brownies and cupcakes to bake and a couple of cakes to bake. I will do this all single-handedly- literally. Many of you may know that I had a serious kitchen accident on the 21st of March resulting in many stitches in my index finger and thumb. While it has been healing fairly well, it has been slow going and I am now fighting a bit of an infection. I have not been in the kitchen much at all, and I am looking forward to returning.

Many have also asked if they can still donate if they did not win their bid, so I found a way to do that! Let’s keep the momentum going until we reach $10,000. As a matter of fact, I will bake any of the sweets on my blog or work with you to create something to your liking for the person who makes the largest donation. This will only last through June 10, 2011.

Donate Today to the Tomato Tart's Online Bakesale 10,000 Challenge

I’ll end with a something sent from Second Harvest Japan

“Thank you so much for your efforts to raise fund for our disaster relief operation in Japan! We are SO grateful for you all. I’m so touched that all the bloggers got together and concentrated their energy on this. I think this inspires other people to participate in support for people in the affected areas.”

I am also inspired, inspired by your response, the love and support people have shown for me throughout this project so much so that you can look forward to a bake sale this fall for a cause that is very close to my heart. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. A few years ago, Operation Toasty was my “guerilla nonprofit” which really meant that I just collected coats and sleeping bags for the homeless in the winter and passed them out along with PB&J sandwiches and hot cocoa. That was before I had a blog or before Facebook or Twitter got so popular. Now, I’m ready to do Operation Toasty 2.0. Look for a Bakesale for the Homeless this Autumn.

With great warmth and gratitude,

Sabrina Modelle,

The Tomato Tart

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glutenfreedgourmet April 3, 2011 at 5:38 PM

WOW!!!!! I am totally overwhelmed by the total and appreciate all your hard work in putting this together! Count me in this Fall!!!!

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andloveittoo April 3, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Thank you for everything you have done, but especially for allowing us to participate. I look forward to working with you again.

xoxo,

SunnyB

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Liz April 3, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Awesome, Sabrina! I was delighted to be a part of this fundraiser!

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Manu April 3, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Ohhh so sorry to hear you are not well yet! Get well soon Sabrina!!! :-)

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amanda areias April 3, 2011 at 8:59 PM

OMG!!!! $8269!!! I'm impressed with this team work! And thanks Sabrina for let us participating in this amazing initiative!

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AdventuresomeKitchen April 4, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Wow!! That is so incredible!!- that will turn into something like 80,000 dollars worth of food! Congratulations, and thank you for your tireless work. You are incredible. So sorry to hear about your kitchen accident!! Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery!

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Heather April 4, 2011 at 3:24 AM

Hey Sabrina! Awesome job! Congrats on raising such a large amount of money for such a great cause! When will we be getting an e-mail about where to send our baked goods? Thanks!

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Tiffany April 4, 2011 at 6:31 AM

Sabrina, thank you SO much for organizing this effort. I am speechless!

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lemonsandanchovies April 4, 2011 at 7:28 AM

A huge congrats to the bakers, the bidders and especially to you for a job well done!

I hope your hand heals soon!

Looking forward to Operation Toasty 2.0!

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angi April 4, 2011 at 12:58 PM

YAY! I still can't believe we raised so much money…. thank you so much Sabrina for organizing this!

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Ilke April 4, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Glad to be able to contribute! Thank YOU for the awesome organizational skills:)

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muppy April 4, 2011 at 9:52 PM

What an amazing job you have done, and very inspiring. I am inspired, maybe I should organise something for homeless persons week here in sydney….

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sabrinamodel April 9, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Muppy, that would be so fantastic.

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@foodalogue April 5, 2011 at 6:09 AM

That is really spectacular!

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sabrinamodel April 9, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Thanks so much.
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Sabrina!

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Kate@Diethood.com April 5, 2011 at 7:19 AM

Bravo!!! Congratulations to you, Sabrina, for your amazing efforts in putting this together – quite the job, but you did it, and you did it well. And I am so happy that you tripled that amount… WOW!

Can't wait to participate in Operation Toasty… I love the cause!!

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SpicieFoodie April 5, 2011 at 7:41 AM

WOW!! That is fantastic, congratulations.

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Suzanne April 5, 2011 at 9:06 AM

I am so excited to find out if I won anything, and also very excited to find out who had the winning bid on my item! I can't wait to cook it for them and get it sent off. This has been a really fun event and it is wonderful to see everyone coming together to help. Well done Sabrina!

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Sarah April 6, 2011 at 12:20 PM

This is crazy fabulous!!!

Just wondering when we can expect to see the winners? I would love to send mine asap!! :)

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Lori April 12, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Well done! What a wonderful task you have undertaken! I am just sorry I was unable to particpate due to being away. Everyone who has contributed should be very proud! Congrats on a wonderful job.

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@kelaltieri May 30, 2011 at 5:11 PM

I'm so upset that I found out about this too late. Congrats on surpassing your goal! I hope everyone enjoys their delicious treats!!

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