Thinking about our planet
At Much Joy Bakehouse, there is a streamlined process of composting, reusing, and recycling to reduce waste going to the landfill as much as possible - and this includes researching and carefully selecting the packaging products that go into your hands. The brown bakery boxes and unbleached parchment paper that house your treats are compostable. The tape that secures the order slips and labels are cellulose-based and biodegradable! Please be sure to check your county website if you have questions about compost and recycling.
Much Joy Bakehouse partners with and fundraises for local nonprofits, mutual aid groups, and grassroots orgs in the Bay Area. Quarterly bake sale fundraisers are core pillars in achieving our mission.
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August 2021: Tea Party for 2 Boxes | $100 of sales were donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Soft Landing Fund for Afghan refugees resettling in Northern California. Learn more about IRC’s Soft Landing Fund here.
July 2021: Daisy’s Birthday Paw-ty | To celebrate Daisy’s birthday and gotcha day, slices of homemade dog-friendly cake and dog biscuits were sold as birthday party packages (along with human-friendly cakes and donuts). 50% of sales were donated to SF SPCA, where Daisy was adopted. Learn more about SF SPCA here.
June 2021: Pop-Up at Paper Moon Cafe | 20% of sales were donated to Feed the Block in San Jose to help fund ingredients and supplies for their weekly hot breakfast program. Learn more about Feed the Block here.
April-June 2021: Baking Collaboration with TherapyBaking and AmandaBakesForYou for Asian Law Alliance | 15% of sales from pop-up events were donated to Asian Law Alliance (ALA). ALA provides crucial legal services to low income individuals in the San Jose area, as well as support to victims of domestic violence. Between the three bakers, we raised roughly $1600. Watch the news segment here. Learn more about ALA here.
February 2021: Birthday Cake Fundraiser for CHANGE Garden Project | For my birthday this year, I baked several cakes and accepted donations for birthday treat boxes. 100% of the proceeds were donated to this San Jose based nonprofit to fund supplies and programming. The programming aimed to help provide food insecure communities with the means to feed themselves, urban gardening, and open access to fresh organic food. Learn more about CHANGE Garden Project here.
October 2020: Bake Sale Fundraiser for Stories for Solidarity | 100% of proceeds were donated to this San Jose based nonprofit to fund art education, social entrepreneurship programs, mutual aid supplies, and programming to foster solidarity in BIPOC communities. Learn more about Stories for Solidarity here.
August 2020: Bake Sale Fundraiser for HERO Tent | 100% of proceeds were donated to this San Jose based nonprofit to fund water, food, masks, and medical supplies for protestors for Black lives. Learn more about HERO Tent here.
July 2020: Fresh Terrific Pies (FTP’s) | 15% of proceeds from Sweet Strawberry Pie sales were donated to Anti Police-Terror Project, a Black-led coalition that works to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Learn more about Anti Police-Terror Project here.
June 2020: Bakers Against Racism | 100% of proceeds were donated to People’s Breakfast Oakland to fund supplies (food and clothing distribution) for the unhoused community, and resources (bail fund, legal assistance for Black protestors) for protestors for Black lives. Learn more about Bakers Against Racism here, and People’s Breakfast Oakland here.