Who We Are :



We appreciate your support so very much.
Together we can a make a BIGGER difference :-)
I am a school administrator & teacher, prior USAF & Eagle Scout in Central California. A few years ago I started part time BBQ catering and donating BBQ pig dinners for auction to Make A Wish. That activity has lead me to this. We make cool branded goods to sell to you in limited quantities and try to DO GOOD with the funds to charitably benefit youth and veteran organizations. The shipping department is me and my wife Andrea who is an angel for putting up with all my nonsense. This is our lil way of trying to make a difference in the lives of others and to build community. 
On April 6, 2016 we were recognized as an official 501c3 organization (EIN- 47-1084811).  The reality is, we were following the Newmans Own model all along if yer familiar with them.  I have many friends who help behind the scenes that we have labeled Team Hate. They do everything from help grow and grind peppers for Hatedust to folding boxes for mass mailings. I couldn't do this without any of them. To date we have donated over $1,750,000 to charities from this venue and associated auctions . We have a very active forum via   Facebook  and The Usual Suspect Network.


Recognized by the following community partners:
  • Ronald McDonald House: Presenting Sponsor  May 2021 Clays For Kids 
  • Ronald McDonald House: Presenting Sponsor -TV Telethon 2021
  • Merced Citen Watch April  2021 Interview
  • Make A Wish Valley Ambassador 2020
  • Connected Women of Influence Catalyst for Change Award Nominee 2020 
  • Merced Chamber of Commerce:  Man of the Year 2019
  • Merced County Board:  Rob & Andrea Volunteers of the Year 2019
  • California  Senate & State Assembly: District 2 Volunteers of the Year 2019, M.O.Y. 2019
  • United States Congress: District 2 Volunteers of the Year 2019, M.O.Y. 2019
  • Make A Wish Super Stars (2014-2019) 
  • MCOE:  Camp Green Meadows Rob & Andrea Baptie Nature Center 2019
  • Ronald McDonald House "Heart of the House" award winner 2019 
  • MCFB Grateful Hearts  "Community Leadership" award winner 2019
  • Merced Boys and Girls Club  "Peaceful Warrior Award" 2019
  • Merced Pillar of Community (POC) Hope for Youth "Hope Leadership Award" 2019
  • Atwater PD & Cal Fire Kops for Kids  2015-2018
  • S.W.A.G. Merced, Camp Sunshine Dreams, First 5 Merced , CHP-Merced
  • Merced Citizen Watch Focus- Feb 2019 : Interview

Spring 2019
Fall 2018

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Fall 2018
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Spr 2016
  • Honor Flight Video KSEE24 News

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Rob Baptie,
Feb 6, 2018, 9:50 AM