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Bakers needed to help support worthy cause

By: Allison Chorney

  |  Posted: Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 12:18 pm

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The Wild Rose Humane Society (WRHS) is calling all bakers to get out their aprons and mixing bowls and help support National Cupcake Day on Feb. 24.

“We’re encouraging people to register online at www.nationalcupcakeday.ca and then to bake cupcakes and host a National Cupcake Day party on Feb. 24,” said WRHS President Katie Jackson in a press release.

The event will help raise funds for the WRHS Give Me Shelter campaign, to help the society secure a lease and develop a shelter location to service the Airdrie to Olds corridor.

Participants in the event register online and select WRHS as their chosen charity to support.

They will collect donations in support of WRHS and share their baked goods by hosting a cupcake party on Feb. 24.

“It’s a fun and easy way to make a life-saving difference in the lives of animals who desperately need our help,” Jackson said.

Bakers who register online will receive a free cupcake host welcome package in the mail. The package includes a poster, stickers, balloons, recipes and a fundraising guide. Host participants will also have the opportunity to personalize a National Cupcake Day Online Bakery page where friends and family can make a donation.

“Everyone loves cupcakes,” Jackson said, “and they taste even sweeter when you know it’s for a good cause.”

The event was originally created by an SPCA in Australia and was launched in Canada last year, which raised more than $400,000 for animal charities across the country.

“This is a really fun way to help us open a shelter that is so desperately needed,” Jackson said.

The WRHS currently cannot accept animals because the volunteer-based organization does not have a building to work out of, but there is also no humane society in the Airdrie to Olds corridor to accept lost, abandoned or mistreated animals. This means animals found in the area have to be redirected to shelters in Calgary, Cochrane and other area rescue organizations that have room.

Interested bakers can register up until the day of the event.

For more information on the WRHS, visit www.wildrosehumane.ca


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