Oakley: Republic of Cake Charity Jar Stolen



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!

sams charity

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.

Sam’s Charities

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


  1. No they probably live in the apartments behind the OAKLEY Raleys ….. Antioch isn’t the only city attracting “scum” …..

    • I read somewhere about section 8 apartments in Oakley, located near the city entrance. Is that the location you are talking about?

      I read it was starting to get ghetto there.

  2. That is a good enough picture this scumbag should be able to be recognized and put away. What disregard for others.

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