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Do good by buying goodies: OGC bake sale, raffle, auction today

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The Office of the General Counsel’s (OGC) annual pre-Thanksgiving charity bake sale, raffle and silent auction take place today, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in and around 8112 Franklin. (Click link to add event to your calendar.) The raffle will take place at 1 p.m.

The bake sale opens at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a range of baked goods. All bake sale visitors will receive one free raffle ticket and additional tickets will be available at the sale ($2 each or $5 for three). The raffle drawing will be held a 1 p.m., and raffle winners need to be present to claim perishable prizes only (other prizes will be held for the winner). Purchased baked goods can also be picked up at the sale, no later than 1 p.m. Cash only payments for raffle tickets and baked goods, please.

Silent auction items this year feature lunches with UCOP executives, including President Napolitano, gift baskets, A’s tickets and more. Bidders can learn if they have winning bids at 1:30 p.m. (Cash only for purchasing silent auction items, please.)

Proceeds from this year’s events will be divided primarily between two local charities:

  • Covenant House California, an Alameda County social services organization whose mission is to assist needy families by providing year-round food, shelter, clothing and other services.
  • First Place for Youth, a Northern California–based organization founded in 1998 that provides affordable housing and other support to former foster youth and is a national model for programs supporting high-risk youth.

A portion of the proceeds is also being earmarked for the East Bay SPCA, the East Bay’s nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of cats and dogs by preventing cruelty, neglect and overpopulation.


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