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Cookies Without Borders: Bake Sale Raised Over $5k for Haiti

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Yesterday afternoon the good people behind No Cookie Left Behind held a bake sale to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders and their work in the relief and recovery of Haiti following last month's devastating quake.

Soliciting donated homemade baked goods and other treats from food bloggers, recreational bakers and professionals, the sale boasted fully loaded tables of affordable and delectable items on the sidewalk in front of Scoops. NCLB's Tannaz Sassooni estimates that over 50 bakers took part, offering up over 120 kinds of items for sale. "People heeded the call to bake in a way I would never have imagined," says Sassooni. "I feel like people were just really eager to find a way to do something to help out after this horrible catastrophe," adding that she believes "the fact that we here in LA are earthquake people had a lot to do with it, too."