Cupcakes of HOPE!
This has to be one of our favourite annual charity projects.
Tomorrow Cupcakes of HOPE will be hosting South Africa’s 7th National Cupcake Day 4 Kids with Cancer and as always the event is a community driven project where Cupcake Angels ‘bake’ a difference in the lives of children with cancer. Ain’t it sweet?
Cupcakes of Hope is a non-profit company and public benefit organisation started by Sandy Cipriano in 2012. Their mission is to raise awareness of childhood cancer and funds for kids with cancer who are in need of medical and financial assistance. They do this predominantly through their love of baking cupcakes.
What sets them apart from other charities is that they ask volunteers (also known as Cupcake Angels) to “bake” a difference in the lives of their cancer warriors.
Cipriano says: “We believe that everyone can make a difference in this world, all you need is a bit of time and loads of love! The only requirement to become a Cupcake Angel is that your cupcakes must be made with love! The dedication and love from our amazing volunteers have enabled us to bless so many kids fighting cancer over the years. Our Cupcake Angels range from as young as three to ninety year olds… from scholars to lawyers and pensioners…. Anyone can become a Cupcake Angel”.
Cupcakes of HOPE assist up to 70 cancer patients very month by paying towards their medical treatments or other day-to-day expenses like food, clothing and transport for hospital visits. All of the cancer patients go through a stringent registration process, which includes the submission of doctors’ letters specifying their diagnosis.
Becoming a Cupcake Angel is by far the SWEETEST way to SAVE a life!
To take part on National Cupcake Day, visit www.cupcakesofhope.org to find your nearest participating mall, contact the mall co-ordinator to make your pledge of 24 or 48 Cupcakes. The public can support the cause on the day by making a R10 donation for a delicious cupcake.
Companies and schools can also get involved by hosting awareness events during September to support children with cancer, to receive your free Angel Party Pack contact Sandy@cupcakesofhope.org.