A “Charity Jar” has been stolen from Republic of Cake in Oakley today and we encourage the culprit to return it. The jar, which is named in honor of “Samuel Austin McNiff” collects donations which is dispersed to local charities. Per Facebook, this is what Republic of Cake said about the incident–and we agree with them, its very low!
Per their website, here is more information of how Republic of Cake gives back to the community by donating a portion of their proceeds each Monday or by folks contributing to the Charity Jar.
When we opened Republic of Cake in 2009 we decided donate a portion of our sales to various organizations dedicated to helping children. We do this through donating 10% of each “Sam’s Very Messy Chocolate Cupcake” to a different charitable organization, dedicated to helping children, each month. We also donate 10% of our Monday sales to our local schools, either directly to the Parents’ Clubs or to a local educational foundation.
Each month we pick a local children’s charity and will do the same in Oakley.
Since we opened in Orinda we have donated over $32,000 to local charities and to the local schools.
In December Sam’s Charity is Seattle Children’s Hospital, in Seattle, WA: SAM’s 2nd home away from home. Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. For more than 100 years, they have been dedicated to providing top-quality care to every child in their region who needs care, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
In November Sam’s charity was the The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, serving the East Bay. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano works to end hunger and increase access to nutritious food for low-income individuals and families through a comprehensive group of programs that combat hunger and its causes.
Here is a list of the charities we support at Republic of Cake:
– Seattle Children’s – Sam’s 2nd home
– Children’s Hospital Oakland
– Bay Area Crisis Nursery
– The George Mark Children’s House
– Center for Accessible Technology
– CCC Court Appointed Special Advocates
– Mauzy School
– We Care Services for Children
– Down Syndrome Connection
– Care Parent Network.
– Monument Crisis Center.
– Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center
– Holden High School
– Japan Society Earthquake Fund
– Education Africa
– Katie’s Clinic for Rett Syndrome (Children’s Oakland)
– Futures Explored
– Comforrt Zone Camps
– Center for Early Intervention of Deafness
– Moraga Education Foundation
– Community Education Partners.
– Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County
– Contra Costa Crisis Center
– Chelsea’s Hope Lafora Children Research Fund
– Williams Syndrome Association
– The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
For more information on Republic of Cake, visit their website