What is Cupcakes for Goodness Sake?
Cupcakes for Goodness Sake is an annual cupcake festival and fundraiser hosted by CareLink that encourages bakers to whip up a batch of sweet and savory treats for cupcake connoisseurs to taste. The event not only raises funds for CareLink but also brings awareness to the obstacles of aging.
2019 Cupcakes for Goodness Sake Event Details
Held in Downtown North Little Rock on Saturday, Oct. 12, you’ll find the streets of the quaint, historic Argenta Arts District transformed into the ultimate Halloween town. This Halloween-themed event will be like none other you’ve experienced. Indulge in your favorite treats based on your favorite spooky holiday with some of the best cupcakes you’ll ever taste all while benefiting a great cause.
Many people wonder why CareLink chose cupcakes as the main attraction to this exciting yearly event. While brainstorming fun and engaging ways to provide opportunities to support CareLink’s Greatest Needs Fund and interact with the community we serve, our VP of Development Randi Metcalf suggested the beloved idea of Cupcakes for Goodness Sake. As the only cupcake festival in the state of Arkansas, Cupcakes for Goodness Sake has continued to be a hit throughout Little Rock and Central Arkansas. What can we say? People love cupcakes!
Will there be any specialty cupcakes this year?
CareLink is proud to host a multitude of specialty bakers each year at Cupcakes for Goodness Sake. We are excited for guests to experience specialty treats that may include gluten-free cupcakes, vegan cupcakes, and more. We don’t want to ruin all the sweet surprises, so you’ll just have to come and taste all the goodies for yourself!
Are there other activities at the event?
Yes! There are a slew of other activities going on in addition to the cupcake tastings. As a family-friendly event, you’ll find something for every age. Cupcakes for Goodness Sake is a street festival families and friends look forward to every year, so you don’t want to miss out. Because Cupcakes for Goodness Sake’s theme is Halloween this year, we encourage children, pets and adults to wear their costumes. A few of the exciting activities and vendors attendees can experience include:
- Face painting
- Buffalo Brewing Company
- Petting zoo by Heifer Urban Farm
- Cupcake decorating
- Live music from John Burnette & Friends
- Complimentary wine from 107 Liquor and CareLink’s Board
Why is Cupcakes for Goodness Sake so important?
Cupcakes for Goodness Sake is the fundraiser CareLink hosts each year, making it extremely important to our Greatest Need Fund. This fund helps CareLink provide new and existing services, items, programs, and more to those in need. Cupcakes for Goodness Sake helps bring in a large number of individuals to not only have a great time and, raise funds to benefit CareLink patients and families, but raise awareness about the local nonprofit and those behind the name.. From sponsorships to vendor donations, Cupcakes for Goodness sake continues to be one of the most influential and effective fundraisers for CareLink. The goal for Cupcakes for Goodness Sake in 2019 is $50k, and we whole-heartedly believe we can reach that objective.
What are the important details?
The 5th annual Cupcakes for Goodness Sake will be held on Oct. 12 from 4 pm to 8 pm in the 400-block of Main Street of Cupcakes for Goodness Sake is an event that brings in many individuals from all around Arkansas. Therefore, we recommend purchasing tickets beforehand, securing your spot for the cupcake festival. When purchased prior to the event through Eventbrite, tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children. For those who choose to purchase day-of, tickets will be $12 for adults and $7 for children. Children 6 and under can get into the event for free. Cupcakes for Goodness Sake is pet friendly, so bring your doggos out for all the fun! Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume!
Learn more about Cupcakes for Goodness Sake here.
Fundraising for CareLink
CareLink works as a nonprofit that has been headquartered in Central Arkansas since 1979 providing older individuals and their families with the care and resources they need to overcome the challenges of aging. Our services include care for homebound older people, family caregivers, and active older people. For those interested in CareLink and how we can serve you, contact us for more information.
Looking for ways to volunteer with CareLink? Apply to be a volunteer for one of our services today or check out our events page to learn more about upcoming events you can attend.