Cupcake fundraiser one sweet deal for Langley pups

Call it Pupcake Day.

The Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) is taking part in this year’s National Cupcake Day on Feb. 24.

This is the second year the Canada-wide fundraiser has taken place, raising money for humane societies, SPCA groups, and animal shelters from sea to sea.

LAPS is jumping into the frosting-coated fundraiser this year, after last year’s efforts raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for groups across the country.

“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, with all proceeds going to support LAPS,” saidSean Baker, executive director of LAPS. “We hope that people will encourage their family, friends and work colleagues to donate online and to support their efforts by attending a local National Cupcake Day party, or hosting an event of their own. It’s a fun and easy way to make a life-saving difference in the lives of animals who desperately need our help.”

So far, 15 people have signed up to support LAPS with a Cupcake Day fundraiser, and they have fundraising goals totalling $7,000, said Baker. 

If the average fundraiser hits $500, that will easily meet this year’s LAPS goal.

Just about any venue can be used for a Cupcake Day party, said Jayne Nelson, animal welfare manager at LAPS.

Homes, schools, office parties, and even online virtual parties have been used.

By registering the party with the national website, people can donate to the cause from anywhere in the world.

LAPS itself is hoping to organize a party out of the Patti Dale Animal Shelter in Aldergrove, where it houses its cats and dogs until they can be returned to their owners or adopted.

“I think it could be really fun,” said Nelson

People can register solo, create a team, and can get a kit of tips and ideas via email, or in the mail if they register now.

A large part of the idea behind National Cupcake Day is to spread the word through social media.

Cupcake party hosts are asked to use everything from Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest to show off the cupcakes they bake, virtual designs of cupcakes, or to simply publicize their favoured shelters and charities.

Once the party is planned, the easiest part is to eat the cupcakes.

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

LAPS is hoping to raise several thousand dollars through this year’s Cupcake Day events, thanks to their supporters throughout the community, Baker said.

LAPS itself has links and sign-up information at www.lapsbc.ca or www.facebook.com/LAPSlangley, and LAPS is registered as one of the charities through www.nationalcupcakeday.ca.

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