BC Chefs contribute recipes to annual fundraiser
The BC SPCA is releasing a special recipe book to inspire bakers and animal lovers to get involved in Treat Week™, the year’s sweetest fundraiser. Treat Week runs February 24 to March 1, 2020, a time when animal lovers around the province make, bake or buy treats and give them away in exchange for a donation.
This year, participants who kick-off their fundraising with a self-donation of $25 or more will receive a special gift to feed their fundraising efforts: an e-book containing both sweet and savoury recipes from some of BC’s best chefs, restaurants, and bloggers. The book includes Rhubarb and Cherry Crisp from The Great Canadian Baking Show Judge, Bruno Feldeisen; Grilled Peppers from celebrity chef Jefferson Alvarez; Baked Vanilla Donuts from @sweetandsimplekitchen blogger Kristie Pryor; and Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache from blogger turned bakery-owner, Fanny Lam of Oh Sweet Day!
“We have such a great line-up of well-known food experts contributing to this and we are very grateful for their involvement,” says BC SPCA’s Tess Repenning. “There is definitely something here to tempt every taste bud.”
Participants who register at www.treatweek.ca before Friday, January 31 and raise $50 will also be entered in the early bird draw to win a KitchenAid stand mixer donated by Coast Appliances, the perfect tool for whipping up a wide variety of tasty treats. And corporate donors who raise over $500 during the campaign will be entered to win a special prize that will be announced in the coming weeks.
“It’s amazing to see so many individuals, families, and businesses involved in Treat Week,” says Repenning. “Last year we raised over two-hundred thousand dollars to help some of the province’s most vulnerable animals. It is a really important fundraiser for us and we’re so grateful for those that choose to support the animals in this way.”
The BC SPCA will use the much-needed funds raised from Treat Week to find homes for abandoned, neglected or abused animals, and provide emergency care to injured animals.
How you can get involved:
1. Register for FREE at treatweek.ca
2. Customize your Personal Fundraising Page online and ask your friends, family and colleagues to support your fundraising efforts.
3. Send your friends and family an email through your fundraising page, encouraging them to show their support by donating online.
4. Plan your Treat Week event for home, work, school or wherever you think people would love to indulge in treats.
5. Hold your Treat Week Party between Feb. 24 and March 1 or any day in January or February that works for you.
6. Bake, make, decorate and eat!
Visit treatweek.ca to create your own recipe for ending animal cruelty.
The BC SPCA wishes to thank Treat Week’s sponsors: BMO® BC SPCA Mastercard® and Hill’s® Pet Nutrition Canada.
For more information: Tess Repenning, senior manager, digital giving, BC SPCA 778.327.6822, [email protected]
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
Media release and image provided by Kristina Matisic, KM Creative.