Left To Right: Auston Weames (age 7 1/2 months), Kayla Weames, Sean Gilroy, Lennon Gilroy (age 2 1/2 years), Shelley Keats, Nadine Dwinnell, Chomper (2 1/2 years old), Joshua Laporte, Emilia Laporte (age 2 1/2)
“Fight cruelty with cupcakes and bake a difference for animals.” That was the plea from the SPCA again this year as they encouraged companies, organizations and individuals to participate in their flagship fundraiser, National Cupcake Day.
This is the second year that Millards has participated in the SPCA event created to support local shelters, SPCAs, and Humane Societies. Millards raised $2,791 in 2017.
Shelley Keats from Millards helped coordinate the event.
“We had some dedicated staff members donate their time and bake some delicious cupcakes. The Millards team is incredibly generous and supportive of our community initiatives and it didn’t take long to surpass our 2017 donation. We’re thrilled to have raised $3,427 for this year’s event.”
Robin Kuchma, Executive Director at the Brant County SPCA says that that National Cupcake Day is an important fundraiser for the local agency.
“SPCAs and Humane Societies come to the aid of thousands of abused, abandoned and neglected animals across Canada every year. National Cupcake Day in support of Canadian animal welfare societies is important to us and we count on corporate citizens like Millards to make a difference.”
Kuchma says that the successful campaign is unique to Canada and is helping extend the reach of animal welfare organizations.
“National Cupcake Day is a coordinated Canadian event to support local shelters, SPCAs, and Humane Societies. In 2017, animal lovers across Canada raised over $600,000 in support of their favourite Societies. These essential funds help support shelters, clinics and animal cruelty inspectors across Canada.
Keats is proud of the Millards Partners and staff that organized and supported the event and believes that their contribution helps coast to coast and right here in Brantford/Brant.
“National Cupcake Day helps save and protect animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected or discarded. Our contribution makes a tangible difference for animals in our area and across Canada.”
The SPCA’s Executive Director agrees.
“Animal welfare is an important cause and we count on concerned citizens and corporate partners to raise awareness and critically-needed funds. National Cupcake Day has raised $2.45 million so far and that means increased resources and attention for animals in need ”