Thank You for the Support!
2021 has continued to present new challenges as we have continued to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic, struggled with social justice challenges to equity and inclusion, and adapted to continue to sustain and our program. Through challenge, we find hope, resilience, and a wish to spread joy.

Can you help us reach our year-end fundraising goal of $40,000 as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary? Celebrate 5 years, over 5 days, in 5 ways!  
A recap of 2021: 
  • Our team was the first group to attend a group vaccination at the Oregon Convention Center in March 2021 to receive vaccinations. In May 2021, we started to bring back our fully vaccinated team to resume limited operations and re-engage with the community. 
  • We hired two new Back of House Kitchen manager positions in March 2021 as we prepared to bring back our team. Heather and Kate are licensed rehabilitation professionals with brain injury rehabilitation experience who are committed to our team's success. 
  • We have continued to work hard to generate creative ways to engage with our team, the community, and foster new relationships. We have forged and curated new partnerships with other local non-profit, community organizations who support minoritized communities through awareness activities, fundraising activities, and donations of our surplus baked treats. 
  • We expanded our hours and operations in July, and have almost resumed pre-pandemic levels. We look forward to returning to pre-pandemic, full operations in 2022 with your support. 
  • We became a certified kosher bakery in November 2021, and are so excited to be more inclusive and share our baked treats and special mission with our local community. 
  • We continue to maintain a thriving partnership with New Seasons Markets, who carry our mini cupcakes in the bakery department, and an ongoing wholesale partnership with Wyrd Meadery in SE Portland. 
  • Our Board has been active with grant writing, and we were pleased to be selected to receive grant funding from the Collins Foundation and the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation this year. 
  • We made the difficult decision to cancel an in-person fundraiser event again this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to in-person events in 2022! 
We are committed to sustaining our efforts in 2022 and beyond. 
Your donation will help sustain our work at Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop, and allow us to GROW and THRIVE in 2022. We will continue to offer a safe, supportive, and productive space where adults with acquired brain injury can thrive even in difficult times. We are a strength-based program, and are focused on community connection and collaboration. Together, we will get through this! 
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Our Team Thanks You!