How bakers are raising money to fight racism

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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) Bakers inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement are doing their part to help fight racism by raising money for organizations with the same goal on Saturday.

The Bakers Against Racism initiative was started by Washington D.C. chefs Paola Valez, Willa Pelini and Rob Rubba, explained Philadelphia chef Camille Cogswell.

"This was during the week of protests following George Floyd's murder. They decided that they were going to use their baked goods as a way to donate money to various organizations helping the Black Lives Matter movement,” Shelkowitz said. 

BAKERS! So many of you are selling out! -------- We love to see it! If you’ve already submitted your donations - the link to the donation tracker is now on the website (linked in our bio! Or https://www.bakersagainstracism.com/html ) We can’t wait to see how much everyone has raised!!! -- #bakersagainstracism #blacklivesmatter

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Baker Ariel Einhorn said the spreadsheet shows who's involved and to what organization they're donating their proceeds. To help, all you have to do is order dessert from a baker on the list.

"And so the idea is that everyone picks up the baked goods on Saturday so it's kind of like a worldwide communal activity,” Einhorn said.