Cupcakes and Muffintops v10.0
Saturday August 4th, 2018
First Unitarian Church of Oakland
685 14th St.
11am-12pm: Early entry to sale for superfat or disabled shoppers and volunteer pre-sale (see details below)**
12pm-4pm: Sale open to general public
$0-$10 suggested door donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Pricing info: Most clothing $1-7; Some boutique items $10 and up, shopper’s discretion. All proceeds benefit the programs of Big Moves and Fat Friendly Funders
Are you ready for the Bay Area’s biggest fat fashion extravaganza of the year? Are you prepared to spend the afternoon in the company of some of the most gorgeously courageous, enthusiastic fat folks around, egging each other on to buy that tight leather vest or try on that bikini? Are you ready to sample delicious homemade treats? Are you ready to come in with a reasonable amount of cash, and leave with armloads of new-to-you clothes you can’t wait to wear? Back for the 10th year! The fat-friendly, gender-inclusive clothing and bake sale, Cupcakes and Muffintops returns in August. Presented jointly by Big Moves and the Fat Friendly Funders, we’re so proud that this bonanza of fat fashion and fellowship is becoming a Bay Area institution.
**As Cupcakes and Muffintops has grown we know it is has become more difficult for our superfat shoppers and shoppers with certain disabilities to navigate the sale during peak hours. In an effort to help improve access for our superfat and/or disabled community members, we are running an early entry pilot program this year. Shoppers who are superfat (predominantly wear a size 4X/5X or larger) and/or those who are disabled are invited to come shop starting at 11am during the pre-sale for our volunteers. The sale will open for everyone else at noon, and we ask that if you are not superfat or disabled or an official volunteer that you please wait to come shop until doors open to the general public at noon.
Accessibility Information: This event is wheelchair accessible. Accessible ramp in the front of the church on 14th, and the venue has accessible restrooms. While we put the call out for donations of clean clothes, we do not wash them ourselves, and some of the clothes do have pet hair, scented detergents, perfumes/colognes, and/or smoke on them. ***We do request that attendees come scent-free to minimize the impact of fragrance in the space.***Parking and transit information: The church is on the corner of 14th and Castro in Oakland (entrance on 14th). There is unmetered street parking on Castro, as well as on 15th and 16th between Castro and MLK. There is metered street parking on 14th St. and MLK. There is a loading zone directly in front of the church where people can be dropped off and picked up. The church is four blocks (0.4 miles) from the 12th St. Oakland City Center BART station.Check out our blog for updates and photos of what is coming through the sorting room: http://cupcakesandmuffintops.wordpress.com/
If you are interested in volunteering at the sale, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are no longer accepting donations for this year’s sale and cannot accept clothing donations at the event. We will start accepting donations for the 2019 sale in the fall. Thank you!
We will be accepting cash and credit cards for clothing purchases. The door and bake sale will remain cash only. No checks please!
Big Moves is the nation’s only service organization dedicated to promoting size diversity in the world of dance, working to get people of all sizes into the dance studio and up on stage! Visit us online at http://www.bigmoves.org/