Lori Mc Pherson owner of Mystic Creations in Creston is looking to make a difference in 2018. Lori is involved in BC SPCA’s National Cupcake Day.
Mystic Creations will be baking cupcakes and be giving them away in exchange for a donation, Mc Pherson hopes to improve the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals in the Kootenays. “This fundraiser is very close to my heart and I participate every year.”
National Cupcake Day is a cross-country event presented by the BC SPCA, the Ontario SPCA, and participating humane societies. This year, Cupcake Day falls on Monday, Feb. 26 (the last Monday of February), but animal lovers and bakers are encouraged to fundraise throughout January and February.
Last year, Canadians raised more than $600,000 through their baking and fundraising efforts. Since the campaign’s inception in 2013, $2.45 million has been raised, with proceeds going to participating SPCAs and humane societies across the country. The BC SPCA will use the funds to find homes for surrendered, rescued, neglected or abused animals, and provide emergency care to injured animals.
“When it comes to baking, cupcakes are pretty foolproof. Trust me, if I can make them, anyone can,” says National Cupcake Day spokesperson and TV host Kristina Matisic. “Over the past few years we’ve seen kids, small businesses and large companies get involved. I love the cute creations that people come up with and seeing all the donations come in.”
“At the end of the day, it’s not about how well you bake. It’s about helping animals in need. So even if you’re not much of a baker, not to worry. You can always donate to someone who is participating or directly to the campaign via the website,” says Matisic. “There are many ways to get involved and to make a difference.”
Mystic Creations has already raised $50 towards the BC SPCA East Kootenay Branch. To place an order before February 26, 2018, text or call Mystic Creations at 778-687-3899. A direct donation can be made online at http://support.spca.bc.ca/site/TR/CupcakeDay/Cupcake2018?px=1752804&pg=personal&fr_id=2110