Hold a vegan bake sale. (Let us know.)
Raise money for your cause. Promote delicious, cruelty-free food.
Be part of a fun global event that helps people, animals, and the planet.
Next in our series of highlighting some veteran and new participants in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS)...Kira's Compassionate Kitchen. This is wonderful to see...

From Kira's mom:

Kira is a six-year old activist promoting a compassionate lifestyle, encouraging people to eat in a more conscious and healthy way, and focused on animal welfare issues. Kira wants to help improve the world, one kid, one family at a time. She is dedicated to encouraging people to eat and live in a more conscious compassionate way, get involved in their communities, and help to protect animals everywhere.

How did you find out about the WVBS?

We found out about The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale opportunity from A Well-Fed World's Facebook page. We are both really impressed with the work they do and follow their page closely.

How and why will you be participating?

We will have a group of no less than six kindergartner girls with a table selling awesome yummy vegan baked goods. There will be adorable signage the kids create and we will have recipe cards in all our baked good bundles, so people can try the recipes themselves at home. All proceeds from the sale will go to a local senior dog rescue MUTTVILLE.ORG and to A Well-Fed World.

Kira's Compassionate Kitchen
We are promoting the event on Kira's page and hope to raise a lot of money for our causes of choice. One of Kira's goals is to get kids involved, to feel a passion about changing and helping the world be a better kinder place. This is a good first step in creating the army of kids she dreams of.

For more details on Kira's vegan bake sale, click here.

You can download banners like the one Kira's holding here.
We'd like to give a shout-out to our awesome translators. They enabled us to have multiple language versions of the invitation we send to groups around the world.

Célestine Bonbec (French)
Andrea Espinoza Navarro (Spanish)
Claudia Peschetz (German)
Olga Pristin (Russian)
Natalie Maspoli Taylor (Italian)

Thank you! Your valuable efforts help a lot and are much appreciated!
2013 Calgary vegan bake sale
First in a series... We want to highlight some veteran as well as new participants in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS), in order to:
  • Show the awesome diversity of WVBS participants
  • Inspire you to participate
  • Share some tips
The first group in the series is the Calgary Vegan Bake Sale Team. They have had some epic vegan bake sales, and always have amazing (and mouth-watering) photos.

How and when did you find out about the WVBS?

Back in 2010, a member of our team stumbled across it while surfing through the forums of the Post Punk Kitchen.

Why did you participate?

We all love baking and thought it would be a fun way to expose Calgary (a.k.a. Cowtown) to vegan treats and help out some of our favorite charities. Our expectations weren’t very high during the first sale, little did we know how much bigger the sales would get over the years!

Do you have any memorable bake sale experiences?

Living in Canada, our most memorable experiences are of course weather related! Last year while we were having beautiful spring weather leading up to the sale, on the day of, we ended up selling cookies in a snow storm. Luckily we had tents and our loyal customers braved the weather and helped us sell out before our fingers went completely numb. It was even our best year yet! Two years before that we lucked out with sunny weather but a wind storm decided to hit our table and took a couple dozen cupcakes and a donation jar with it. Luckily we managed to chase down the money before it flew too far away, but the donation jar and cupcakes had met their demise.
2013 Calgary vegan bake sale

Do you have any recommendations for groups participating?

Get the word out! Although we have a loyal group of fabulous people that return year after year, reaching out to new vegans or people that aren’t familiar with the bake sales is important. Send press releases to local tv stations, newspapers, radio stations, local event calendars, put up flyers or even try to get a spot on a local morning show to promote the event. Not only will you raise more money for the charity and recruit some new enthusiastic vegan bakers, but you’ll also be exposing more people to veganism.

Every year our group puts effort into making the sales just a little bit bigger and our goal amount a little bit higher. Last year we raised $4500 which exceeded our expectations! This year is to round that number up to $5000, but to do that we need your help by either spreading the word, providing some baking or donating an item or service to our fabulous raffle! If you’re planning on attending, things go fast, so do your best to get there shortly after it starts, otherwise you might miss out!

For more details on this year's Calgary vegan bake sale, click here.
Check out the vegan bake sale schedule page. We've had some great signups lately!

There's still plenty of time to join the 2015 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. You or your group can sign up here. The "About" page is here.
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale website was moved to a different server with tighter security last night. We are dealing with some issues after the website move. We hope to have everything fixed and back to normal today. Sorry about the inconvenience!
Welcome to new and returning vegan bake sales in:

Düsseldorf, Germany
Pau, France
Norwich, England
Oldenburg, Germany
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Ilmenau, Germany
Fort Collins, Colorado

Thanks for being awesome!

The full schedule is here.

Your group can sign up here.
There have been participating vegan bake sales in every state in Australia except Northern Territory. Anyone interested in being the first?

The signup page is here.

Click here for more info on the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.

If you have a blog, website, podcast, or newsletter, and would like to feature an interview about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS), please contact info@veganbakesale.org.

Possible highlights:
  • The WVBS is in its seventh year.
  • It has raised about 300,000 dollars for a diversity of worthy causes.
  • There have been participants on six continents for the last six years.
  • The WVBS is a grassroots, fun outreach and fundraising endeavor.
  • The participating bake sales are full of creativity, and often are combined with other forms of outreach.
(Note: March is a key promotion month for the WVBS)

Thanks to Latest Vegan News, for its awesome article about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale!
The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) is featured in the latest issue of the excellent magazine, Kochen ohne Knochen

The interview on the origins, concept, highlights, and future of the WVBS was done by Uschi Herzer, one of the editors of the magazine—and a vegan bake sale organizer.

Many thanks to Kochen ohne Knochen! Their Facebook page is here.

There have been participating vegan bake sales in every state in the U.S. except for:

Delaware, Iowa, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming

So if you're in one of those states and participate in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, you'll be the first in your state! And you'll help us reach a goal of all 50 states participating.

The signup page is here.

Click here for more info.
Finally! The last highlights page from the 2014 Worlwide Vegan Bake Sale. Pictures, quotes, and memories from:

Heidelberg, Germany
London, Ontario
Falls Church, Virginia (pictured)
Victoria, British Columbia
Rave reviews and reports from yesterday's early vegan bake sales in Deerfield Beach (pictured) and Chicago. Lots of heart-shaped and adorned treats, and two great causes!

The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale signup page is here.

The bake sale last Saturday in Bremen, Germany by Vegan CHARITY Bremen was a fantastic and successful fundraiser for Sea Shepherd. Look at that table-full of goodies!

The WVBS schedule, slowly but surely expanding - and up to four continents now - is here.

Two early—and awesome—vegan bake sales kick off the 2015 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS).

The first is in Bremen, Germany on February 7. It is held by Vegan CHARITY Bremen and proceeds go to Sea Shepherd.

The second is in Chicago Illinois on February 14. It is a fundraiser for Chicago Vegan Mania.

The emerging WVBS schedule is here.
Three continents so far. Who will be the first in their country to participate this year? Click on "How to Participate" on the main menu.
If you'd like two email invitations each year to participate in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, just enter your email and language preference in the mini-form on the left of this page.

The first invitation is in late January or early February; the reminder invitation is in March.

We have invitations in English, German, French, and we may add other languages in the future.
We already have three signups for 2015 participating vegan bake sales, in:

— San Jose, California

— Chicago, Illinois

— Asheville, North Carolina

More details on these awesome bake sales are here.
Even more recently discovered and late photos from participating bake sales...which makes for page 7 of 2014 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale highlights!

Quotes and awesomeness from:

Santa Clarita, California
Dublin, Ireland
Maringá, Brazil
Frederick, Maryland (pictured)
Chicago, Illinois
Leonardtown, Maryland
Oldenburg, Germany
Wiilimantic, Connecticut
Las Vegas, Nevada
Leesburg, Virginia

And there will be one more 2014 highlights page!
A little late, but...The sixth page of 2014 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale highlights is up—pictures, quotes, and brief summaries from:

Paris, France (pictured)
Omaha, Nebraska
Toulouse, France
San Rafael, California
Denver, Colorado
Trabuco Canyon, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Darmstadt, Germany
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carrboro, North Carolina

And there will be another 2014 highlights page in the near future!
The "official" dates of the 2015 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale are Saturday April 25, 2015 through Sunday May 3, 2015.
The fifth page of 2014 highlights is up—great pics, quotes, and mini-synposes of vegan bake sales in:

Appleton, Wisconsin
Graz, Austria
Seattle, Washington
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Exeter, England
Melbourne, Australia (pictured)
Vienna, Austria
Portland, Oregon
Edmonton, Alberta
London, England

At least one more highlights page on the way!
The fourth page of 2014 highlights is up—pics, quotes, and more, from:

Bochum, Germany
Livingston, Montana
Singapore (pictured at right)
Portland, Maine
Toronto, Ontario
Tucson, Arizona
Adelaide, Australia
Berlin, Germany
Sarasota, Florida

More highlights pages on the way!
The third page of 2014 highlights is up—photos and quotes from delicious outreach in:

Takoma Park, Maryland
Hamburg, Germany
Langley, British Columbia
Montclair, New Jersey
West Orange, New Jersey
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Townsville, Australia
Ghent, Belgium (pictured at right)
Oldenburg, Germany
New York, New York

More highlights pages coming soon!
The second page of 2014 highlights is up—pictures, memories, and local press coverage of vegan bake sales in:

Bozeman, Montana
Vancouver, British Columbia
Pau, France
St. Augustine, Florida
Boston, Massachusetts (pictured at right)
Winkelman, Arizona
Montabaur, Germany
Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight, England
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Bremen, Germany

More highlights pages soon!
The main week of the 2014 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) is done, but the WVBS is not over yet! There are still a few vegan bake sales left, such as this one in Huntington, West Virginia today. If you're in the area, check it out! The schedule of remaining vegan bake sales is here. They're all awesome!
The first page of 2014 highlights is up—pictures and impressions from:

Tucson, Arizona
San Pedro Garza García, Mexico
Denton, Texas
Memphis, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Northampton, England
Atlanta, Georgia
Karlsruhe, Germany
Winnipeg, Manitoba (pictured at right)
Brisbane, Australia

More highlights pages featuring memorable bake sales soon!
The bake sales around the globe that were part of the official week of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale were amazing! And we'll have 2014 highlights pages soon. But it's not over! There are some "late" bake sales, including some this coming weekend—on four continents. Check them out here.
In the Mega-Week of Vegan Bake Sales

The reports and photos from the vegan bake sales that took place last weekend and throughout the week have been awesome—of course!

Random samples of goodness...

This picture made it into the Las Vegas Sun:

This weekend coming up is the closing weekend of the mega-week of vegan bake sales all over the world. (But it's not the end of the 2014 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale!) Click here for the full schedule.
Catching Up, Getting Ready...

For the fifth year in a row, six continents are participating in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS).

There have been and currently are lots of “early” vegan bake sales going on, and there rare a ton of vegan bake sales slated for this weekend—each one is awesome in its own way.

Random shout-outs:

Two satisfied customers at Tucson, Arizona's hugely successful bake sale:

(Photo published with permission of photographer and parents)
A close-up of lemon zinger cupcakes at the Livingston, Montana bake sale:

VEBU-Regionalgruppe Karlsruhe, the Karlsruhe (Germany) chapter of Vegitarierbund Deutschland (VEBU) has seemingly transformed the entire city for the WVBS. In addition to their own vegan bake sale in a public square, they have worked with five different eating establishments in Karlsruhe which will have vegan bake sales or special promotions for the webs; in each case some proceeds will go to VEBU-Regionalgruppe Karlsruhe. This is a great example of how there are no bounds to the creativity of vegan bake sales and participating in the WVBS. And they made this great video about a very cool project that's part of the WVBS in Karlsruhe:

Thank you to all the groups participating in the 2014 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale!
Congratulations to chibi treats of Columbus, Ohio, winner of a signed copy of Vegan Chocolate, by Fran Costigan. Their bake sale is here.
Cookbook Giveaway!

Between now and just before midnight (12am U.S. Eastern time), April 18, we'll randomly pick one person or group that signs up to do a vegan bake sale to get a free signed copy of Vegan Chocolate, by vegan chef Fran Costigan.

If you watch the trailer for the book, you will want to buy it, or eat the ganache-glazed chocolate layer cake off the screen.

Contest details: We'll ship the book to the winning group or person once they have their bake sale. If they cancel, we'll randomly pick a second group that signed up during the period. Note: For this giveaway, we can only ship to the US and Canada. (We will try to have some ship-anywhere giveaways down the road.)
We now have over 120 vegan bake sales in this year's Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. Can we make 200 like last year?

We're 10 days away from the mega-week of vegan bake sales. There have already been a dozen early bake sales, and a few more will be happening this weekend and during the week after that. Also, there are several bake sales scheduled for after the main week. All are awesome!

Click here for the full by-date schedule.
Shout-out to Vegetarierbund Deutschland (VEBU). So far, seven regional chapters of VEBU, all across Germany, are participating in this year's Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. VEBU had strong participation last year, also. Danke!
Veggies Catering Campaign
Shout-out to Veggies Catering Campaign, which has supported and participated in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) since 2009.

It's an amazing group:
“Veggies is volunteer-led, a community-based, social enterprise, promoting vegan catering and supporting campaigns for humans, other animals and the environment since 1984.”
Veggies also strives to provide local, organic, and fair-trade foods.

This year, you can find Veggies participating in the WVBS in Nottingham and the Derbyshire Peak District.
Here's another widespread initiative based on sales of tasty vegan treats that we like: Animal Rescue Bars. Fifty percent of all sales go to animal rescue organizations.

These "Peanut Crunch Nutrition Bars" and the awesome idea behind them were started by animal advocate Andrew Kirshner, with help from his long-time canine companion, Pretzel.

You can buy the bars online here (U.S. destinations only, for now). The longer range plan is to have them sold at stores and other retail outlets.

For more details, visit http://kirschnerskorner.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/check-out-the-new-kirschners-korner/.

Vegan, organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free.

A box of Animal Rescue Bars might even work well as a compliment to other offerings at a vegan bake sale.
Shout-out to l'Association Végétarienne de France (AVF), and specifically to Isabelle Dantzer, who manages AVF's Facebook page.

She/AVF had a great post about the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, which thousands of people have seen, and which generated lots of shares, enthusiastic comments, and interest, and—best of all—has already inspired two signups from France, bringing the total number of of participating bake sales in France this year to three (so far)!

Merci beaucoup to Isabelle and l'Association Végétarienne de France!

(Click here for the French version of our "What It Is" page.)
We're getting new signups every day (though still looking for the first bake sale this year from Asia)! What about your group? We try to make participation in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale as easy as possible:
Next up in "thoughts and experience from Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) veterans" are the awesome NYC Vegans. They have participated in the WVBS since the beginning; the last five years, their bake sales have been at the wonderful MooShoes store.

Why do you participate? (And do you have any tips?)

This will be our sixth time participating in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. We're not an organization, just a group of people living in and around New York City who like to bake and support organizations who do good work for the earth and the animals on it. We're always pleasantly surprised by the number of people who step up to help when a call to action is posted on a message board, Facebook or Twitter. These are probably a Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale organizer's greatest tools (after a fork and mixing bowl). We love the WWVBS for bringing the NYC vegan community together for a great cause every year and giving us an excuse to learn about new organizations we want to support.

For more details on this year's NYC Vegans participating event, benefitting GooseWatch NYC, click here.
We're one month away from the official start of the 2014 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. So far, there are participating vegan bake sales on five continents. We just need Asia, to have all the continents participating (not including Antarctica).
The next Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (WVBS) veteran in our series is Dallas Rising, Executive Director of the Animal Rights Coalition (ARC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ARC has participated in the WVBS every year since it started 2009 and Dallas has been the point of contact for each of those bake sales.

Why do you participate?

The Animal Rights Coalition participates in the World Wide Vegan Bake Sale every year because it's a fun way to build community, a simple way to share vegan baking and delicious food, and an easy way to raise money for the programs and campaigns our group works on year round. The huge bake sale in the spring is something the people look forward to every year and as the years go by, we have been able to make the event better and better each year. It helps get the word out about our organization and raise much-needed funds at the same time.

Any recommendations for groups considering participating?

The best piece of advice that I have is to encourage people to bring their own containers for goodies to be nicer to the planet and to consider making signs ahead of time that can be filled in with basic info when people arrive with goodies so the baked goods can get out for sale right away. Also, encourage all of the bakers to invite their friends to come! You'll bring in people who wouldn't normally show up to a vegan bake sale just because they want to support their friend.

For more details on this year's Minneapolis vegan bake sale, click here.
Welcome to new and returning vegan bake sales in:

Adelaide, Australia
Vienna, Austria
London, England
Wurzen, Germany
Cape Town, South Africa
Hamilton, Ontario
Gilbert, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
Oakland, California
Two in San Francisco, California
St. Augustine, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Hanover, New Hampshire
New York, New York
Portland, Oregon
Charleston, South Carolina
Seattle, Washington

Thanks for being awesome!

The full schedule is here.

Your group can sign up here.
2014 Atlanta vegan bake sale poster
New feature—some experiences and thoughts from Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale veterans who have participated since it started in 2009. First up: Leigh Saluzzi, co-organizer of the Atlanta Veg Fest and its fundraising vegan bake sale.

Why do you participate?

I love to bake, and I love to show people how tasty vegan baked goods can be. Also, any excuse to raise funds for a good cause is all right by me. Bonus: cake! cookies!

How has the WVBS helped your group's efforts?

2014 will be the third year I've been involved with a WWVBS sale specifically to raise funds for a non-profit event I help organize, Atlanta Veg Fest. The bake sale helps us afford to put a deposit down on the event venue, which is a great help. The bake sale also allows us to spread the word about Atlanta Veg Fest and get people excited about what's to come.

Any recommendations for groups considering participating?

Do it! It doesn't matter how small your sale is. A vegan bake sale is such an easy way to feed people good vegan food and raise some money for any organization you like. As far as “Pro Tips,” I can tell you that people want both sweet and savory options, so don't shy away from baked goods that aren't dessert like cheesy biscuits, mini pizza rounds, mini quiches and the like. And don't forget the gluten-free options. In my experience, the highest selling items tend to be more decadent items like cupcakes, and less likely to be things like muffins and small cookies. Want to make a cookie more desirable? Stuff two cookies with frosting for a cookie sandwich! That way you make something extra fun and you can also raise more funds by charging a bit more. And consider selling bags of things, like six cookies to a bag, or a bag of crackers. A clear cello bag with a bow will make these items appealing and a definite sell.

For more details on this year's Atlanta vegan bake sale, click here.
Signups that have their bake sale locations finalized, as of March 17
Welcome to our most recent new and returning vegan bake sales, in:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Williamston, Michigan, US
Bozeman, Montana, US
Livingston, Montana, US
Portland, Oregon, US
Memphis, Tenessee, US
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Slowly but surely, the 2014 vegan bake sale count is climbing! Thank you to all the groups that are participating—you are all awesome! There are still some blank areas on the pushpin map that want pushpins...maybe that can be your group!
West Orange vegan bake sale, 2013
Two early participating vegan bake sales are happening in New Jersey this weekend!

This evening, the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey will combine a vegan bake sale and potluck in Marlton. [More info here.]

On Sunday, the “Vegan Joisy Goils” are returning with a vegan bake sale in West Orange along the St. Patrick's Day Parade route. (More info here.)

So lots of awesomeness in New Jersey today and tomorrow!
Here are two great projects that are basically year-round vegan bake sales—so they deserve a spot on the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale schedule!

Each week, Cookies with Compassion – Baking & Crafting for Refuge offers a selection of homemade vegan treats to a limited number of people who donate $25 or more to that week's designated animal sanctuary that promotes veganism. The vegan goodies and the sanctuary change each week. There are some other details you need to know before participating (though it's very easy), which you can find out on the Cookies with Compassion Facebook group.

The Vegan Cakery is a non-profit, award-winning vegan bakery in Leicester, England. Each month the bakery designates a charity of the month, to which a percentage of proceeds are donated. Ordering is online; delivery is to anywhere in the UK, and hand-delievery within a five-mile radius.

You can learn more about both of these awesome programs through the links here or through the “online” section of the WVBS schedule.