Article – https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/03/05/cake4kids-makes-birthday-cake-wishes-come-true-for-disadvantaged-youth

Organization website – https://www.cake4kids.org/

Has the thought of a child without a birthday cake ever crossed your mind?

If you’re like most people, this thought would never occur to you, but it happens all the time. At Cake4Kids, we bake and deliver birthday cakes for foster children and at-risk youth. We support all sorts of under-privileged children and youth – they might be in group homes, at a domestic violence or human trafficking agency/shelter, in low income housing with or without a parent, or even homeless. We aim to raise these childrens’ self-esteem and confidence with a seemingly simple gift on their special day. It may just be a cake, but the children we bake for know somebody took the time and effort to do something special just for them.

Cake4Kids is powered by an amazing and compassionate group of volunteers. Our bakers are mostly home-bakers. There are no minimum commitments – volunteers choose how often and which cakes they want to bake. They bake the cake at home and deliver it to one of the agencies we serve. Our volunteers never meet the children we support, but every cake is custom-made for each child and an enormous amount of love is baked into each one.

Cake4Kids currently operates in 10 counties in California but we are always evaluating new areas to expand into.