What are you doing February 25th? If your answer isn’t “Eating cupcakes”, there is a way to rectify your less-than-delicious plans. This February 25th marks the first ever National Cupcake Day in support of Canadian SPCA’s and Humane Societies.
Originally developed by the RSPCA in Australia, South Wales, National Cupcake Day is an invite to anyone and everyone to help animals in need. Brought from the land down under as a gift to the Ontario SPCA and British Columbia SPCA, this inaugural year is sure to be a success; with two weeks still to go before the big day, 51 per cent of their $150,000 goal has already been raised.
There are plenty of ways to get involved with this great fundraising event, with each one being tastier than the last. Canadians are encouraged to bake their best cupcakes, host a party, or share cupcakes with family, friends and colleagues while collecting donations to help the many animals in need. If you’re uncertain of your baking skills, but your eating skills are spot on, visit the nearest participating shelter and support them by bringing a healthy appetite and a pocketful of loonies and toonies. Details on how to get involved and ‘cupcake ready’ are available on www.nationalcupcakeday.ca.
“This is really a fun, grass-roots way to help fight animal cruelty and make a difference,” says Marc Ralsky, Director of Community and Donor Development for the Ontario SPCA. “Everyone loves cupcakes, and they taste even sweeter when you know it’s for a good cause.”
The calories don’t count when it’s for charity, right?