Source: SaltWire (Extract)
Posted: February 26, 2022

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Georgia Wood wants to raise a “million, million, million” dollars for the P.E.I. Humane Society at the annual Cupcake and Bake Day fundraiser.

This will be 10-year-old Georgia’s third time taking part in the bake sale. In 2020, she raised almost $300 selling cupcakes at the workplaces of family friends. This year, she plans to surpass that.

“I’m going to do chocolate and vanilla and a mix of both. And then I’m going to make a butter icing with my mom. I think we’re going to do blue because blue is my favourite colour.”

Last summer, Georgia attended the Holland College Culinary Bootcamp for children. Her love of baking comes from her mother – the pair often bakes cookies together. She plans to return this year to take her culinary skills to the next level.

“I really want to make really good meals.”

Georgia has grown up with lots of family pets – three cats and a dog, Harvey. She hopes all pets end up with families that love them as much as she does.

“I want to give this money so dogs and cats can get better from their sicknesses. And then when somebody adopts a cat or dog, they are nice and healthy.”

Ashley Travis, the development and communications co-ordinator for the P.E.I. Humane Society, said last year’s Cupcake & Bake Day raised $30,000 towards shelter operations.

“We’re really excited. We hope we can hit that number again this year or exceed it.”

The annual event draws hundreds of bakers from across the Island, with businesses joining in the fun too, she said.

“Sobeys is getting involved, Starbucks is getting involved. Lots of businesses locally, like private businesses, law offices, like to get involved too.”

The P.E.I. Humane Society is accepting bakers right up until the day of the event on March 14. More information can be found at peihumanesociety.com and on the organization’s Facebook page.