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Bake sale this Friday, July 12: Support the YPA’s Playhouse fund drive

The YPA holds its final bake sale and raffle drawing this Friday, July 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Franklin lobby. (Note change from previously announced location.)

The event is a fundraiser for UCOP’s Young Professionals Association (YPA) in their effort to raise $2,500 and build a playhouse through Habitat for Humanity’s East Bay/Silicon Valley Chapter Build-A-Playhouse program.

They have already raised $1,500, so don’t miss this opportunity to help them meet their goal by July 20 so they can buy materials and build the playhouse on Saturday, July 27.

On sale will be not only baked goods, but also raffle tickets for some pretty special prizes, including gift cards to Café Rouge and Juan’s Place and Oakland A’s tickets (see more below). Raffle tickets cost $1 apiece at the bake sale, and you get one free ticket per bake sale purchase. The raffle drawing will be held at the July 12 sale, and any winners not present will be notified by phone or email.

Here are other ways you can participate:

Donate cash: Please make your donations via cash or check to Evelyn Cheng (5327C Franklin or 987-0918) or to other YPA committee members.

Buy raffle tickets: Buy raffle tickets any time ($1 apiece) from any YPA member to win great prizes, including:

Build the playhouse: There are still five spaces available to help build the playhouse on Saturday, July 27, in Milpitas from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participate in whatever capacity you can! If you would like to donate baked goods for the sale or need a ride to the July 27 build day, contact Evelyn Cheng at

The YPA hosts power panels, financial planning workshops and monthly happy hours at UCOP. The target audience is employees with 10 years or fewer of professional experience, but all UCOP staff are welcome to join. Attend monthly planning committee meetings, check out their website, or contact Chris Parmelee at or Ryan Chan at for more information.

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