Cupcake Day (Australia)
Also known as
RSPCA Cupcake Day
the third Monday in August (since 2008)
Cupcake Day is an Australian holiday where cupcakes are baked and proceeds from their sales, as well as donations, are collected to fight animal cruelty. The money goes to Australia's branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and they use it to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals. They use it to support shelters, to give emergency veterinary care, to prosecute animal abusers, to invest in community education programs, and more. Not only can cupcakes be made today, but the day can be celebrated with doughnuts, brownies, muffins, and other treats. Whether at work, home, or school, it is the perfect day to make cupcakes and raise money for animals.
How to Observe
Celebrate the day by making cupcakes and raising money for Australia's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). You may first want to register to become a fundraiser and host. When doing so, you'll receive a Cupcake Day Party Pack in the mail. You will also get a personal fundraising page where people can donate to RSPCA. Of course, you can also donate proceeds from your sales of cupcakes—or whatever else you make or bake—to RSPCA. Donating directly to RSPCA is another option. You could have a bake sale, a bake-off, or a party to raise money. Information about planning an event at work and tools for hosts are available at the day's website, as are cupcake recipes. If you don't live in Australia and would like to help out animals in your own country, you can find another organization to donate the money from your cupcake sales to.