Throughout the year SPCA is involved with a number of events, including art exhibitions, parades and community fun days. We also have our annual Cupcake Day and always need collectors for our Annual Appeal in March.
Event volunteering can be a really fun thing for your whole family to get involved in. Ask your parent or guardian to join you in taking part in one of these great SPCA events.
Join the SPCA for our biggest fundraising event of the year as we take to the streets of our cities armed with our buckets, stickers and smiles.
If you have any questions about taking part in SPCA’s Annual Street Appeal, our fundraising team are here to help! You can contact them on: (09) 256 7312 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Each year in early October, millions of people around the world have their pets blessed during an annual blessing of the animals ceremony.
The event is held in celebration of the Patron Saint of Animals, Saint Francis of Assisi, and his love for all animals.
St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology, was born in Italy around 1181 or 1182.
St. Francis cared for the poor and sick, he preached sermons to animals, and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God.
In 1979, Pope John Paul II paid tribute to Francis' love for creation by declaring him the patron saint of ecologists. In a following speech, the Pope encouraged others to follow the example of Saint Francis by embracing all creatures as members of a single family and by offering respect, dignity, and care to each family member.
By registering, baking and fundraising for SPCA Cupcake Day, you will be part of a wonderful group of supporters who want to make a difference for animals in need.
It's really easy to be a part of SPCA Cupcake Day. Simply BAKE and decorate some delicious cupcakes, SELL them to your friends, family, or school-mates and MAKE lots of money for New Zealand's animals in need.
You can host your Cupcake Day party wherever you like:
It’s up to you how you celebrate Cupcake Day:
The important part is to have fun as you ‘bake’ a difference to support mistreated, abandoned and abused animals.
Visit www.spcacupcakeday.co.nz for more information.
If you have any questions, our fundraising team are here to make sure you have an enjoyable and smooth running experience while hosting your Cupcake Day. You can contact them here.