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Cupcake Day fundraiser a major success

Local NewsCupcake Day fundraiser a major success

Brant County SPCA sold out of its 36 dozen cupcakes during the annual Cupcake Day held on Monday, February 27, 2023.

People started lining up outside of the SPCA’s Mohawk Street location before the event even began at 11:00 a.m..

“We had people here waiting from 9:30, and it was packed in here all morning,” said Mackenzie Woodhouse, an animal care team member at the Brant County SPCA.

Those interested in purchasing cupcakes had the option to pre-order online or stop by in-person to pick up their sweet treat.

Roughly 66 people came through the doors leaving the SPCA sold out by 1:30 p.m. and having to inform later visitors that there were no more cupcakes available at that location.

“It was virtual a couple years with COVID and everything, so I think everyone was very excited to have it back in person again and that’s probably why we did so well – people were just so excited so come out and support,” said Woodhouse.

While Robin Kuchma, Executive Director of the Brant County SPCA, held a cupcake baking and decorating party over the weekend to supply this Mohawk Street location, other locations were also participating in the event.

West Brant Animal Hospital made and sold cupcakes for the fundraiser, and Sweet Bakery located on Fairview Drive were selling and taking pre-orders as well.

Local members of the community were also able to bake and sell cupcakes or even create their own donation page.

“It was kind of a collective agreement, everyone from the community worked together to raise the money,” said Kristin Grant, SPCA’s Donors Relations Specialist.

The SPCA’s goal was to raise $25,000 to help support animals and families in the community, as well as SPCA programs and initiatives including Pets for Life, Food Pantry, Friendly Finders and the H.O.P.E. Boarding Programs.

“The money goes towards our greatest shelter needs, so because the animals are all spayed and neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and examined by a veterinarian prior to being adopted, the money goes to help cover those costs along with food, medication, other maintenance for their care and programs too,” added Grant.

The SPCA also held the annual Cupcake Day colouring contest with prizes for kids six and under or seven and up.

The fundraiser is on for the remainder of the week and those interested in donating can find the link online at https://www.brantcountyspca.com/cupcake-day-donation/

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