Social justice-minded bakers in Austin are preparing for the Big Bake Sale for Social Justice, a citywide bake sale in early August to raise money to “support and reunite immigrant and refugee families at the border” through RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).
According to the event website, “The Big Bake Sale for Social Justice is a community-driven fundraiser created to benefit groups and organizations that fight for civil liberty, equality, and social justice for all people.”
A similar bake sale in San Antonio recently raised $11,000 for legal aid for families that have been separated during recent enhanced immigration enforcement on the border.
The volunteers who are organizing the Big Bake Sale for Social Justice in Austin have raised tens of thousands of dollars for natural disaster and other community crisis relief efforts through Austin Bakes, another citywide charity bake sale.
The citywide bake sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 4 at various venues around Austin, and the group is seeking partners now. To learn more or sign up to participate, go to thebigbakesale.org.