Cupcakes are a sweet treat anytime, but they taste even sweeter when they support animals in need. Beginning in January, everyone is invited to "bake a difference" through the second annual National Cupcake Day, taking place Feb. 24 to benefit The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and additional organizations that provide animal welfare across Canada. Originally launched by the RSPCA in Australia, New South Wales, National Cupcake Day began in parts of Canada last year, and the initiative is growing across Canada in 2014. The BC SPCA and OSPCA are jointly organizing this year's national event, which is sponsored by Petsecure Pet Insurance, Agency59, BMO Bank of Montreal and Reynolds Consumer Products.
National Cupcake Day is the first-ever collaborative fundraising effort supporting animal welfare societies across Canada. It's easy and delicious to participate. Register your participation online; plan a cupcake party at work, home or school; start fundraising by encouraging friends and family to donate online in advance; bake your favourite cupcakes; share them with family and friends; and collect donations to prevent cruelty to animals. All proceeds will support furry friends, big and small, who have been abused or abandoned, or are in need for help.