Lasa Sanctuary and Ms. Julie's

Friends helping friends! (photo courtesy of Rachelle Farren)

Four friends representing a local group with the somewhat tongue-in-cheek name “The Road Trip Vegan Posse” organized the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale for the Akron area and raised over $1,100 for Lasa Sanctuary (Jefferson, Ohio). The grand total was more than triple the previous year!

An incredible array of baked goods and over twenty raffles meant a steady stream of customers throughout the day at Ms Julie’s Kitchen. Massive thanks to everyone who came out, donated, ate-in, shopped-to-go and, indeed, filled up entire catering trays. The event was a SMASHING success!

In addition to the dozens of donations from individuals, the local businesses that generously donated included: art crafter Ellen Zban, Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, Maggie's Vegan Bakery, Ms. Julie's Kitchen, Plant Kingdom Vegan Snackery, Poison Berry Vegan Bakery, Pure Delite Bakery, Quiznos Market Center (Akron), vegan cookbook author Tamasin Noyes, The Flaming Ice Cube Cafe, The Root Café, The West Side Bakery, artist Tofu Cat, VegNews Magazine, Whole Foods Market (Woodmere) and musician Zach Freidhof.

Thank you to all those who worked together to coordinate this sale.  It was a truly genuine effort and display of community involvement. 

Please visit Ms. Julie's Kitchen at 

Ms. Julie is always eager to host and assist with so many community efforts.  Thank you, Ms. Julie!

Also, we wish all the best to Joy and Tom at Joy LasaSanctuary, and thank them for all their endeavors to help animals.

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Volume 1, Issue 3, Posted 12:17 PM, 05.05.2013