You may remember that I made my Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies as a test recipe for an online bakesale at Steph’s Bite by Bite. They were really good and I definitely think that they are bakesale material. So I wanted to urge you all to mark you calendars for January 31st and head on over to Steph’s blog to bid on your favourites. There are so many awesome bakers joining in to help Steph raise money, you will surely find something that tempts your tummy. Even if it’s not my cookies. Don’t worry, my feelings won’t be hurt!
Steph is raising money for her part in running a marathon with Team in Training. As a runner myself, I am all about supporting fellow runners. All proceeds from the bakesale will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help the fight against leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and myeloma. It’s a worthy cause, no question.
How will it work? Here are the details, straight from Steph…
Online Bake Sale Rules and Logistics:
First off, please remember that all donations from this bake sale will go directly to my Team In Training efforts to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You will be supporting a great cause and helping to make a huge difference in the lives of many.
On Monday, January 31st at 7am EST. I will post all of the items each baker has donated. Each item will have a minimum bid of $15. Once the items are officially posted all buyers will then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a bid of what they would like to purchase.
To have an official bid on an item you must e-mail me at email@example.com any bids left in the comments section will not be reviewed, only bids e-mailed will be considered official and affirmative.
Think of the bid as a silent auction of sorts. All buyers will have until 9pm EST to submit their bid for the auction.
I will be updating the current bids at the bottom of the bake sale post throughout the day so that you can see the current high bid. I am hoping this will encourage others to bid higher for the items they really want or bid for items that have not had a bid yet.
All winners will be announced a few hours after the bake sale has closed
Each winner will then donate the specified amount to my TNT fundraising page. Once the donation goes through I will e-mail the baker the winner’s address and it will be the baker’s responsibility to send the baked goods to the winner within 72 hours.
The winner has 24 hours to make the online donation. If in that time frame the donation is not made, the next highest bidder will be contacted or the item will go back up for bid.