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Causes: Gift Distribution, Human Services

Mission: Icing Smiles is a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. We understand that the simple things, like a birthday cake, are luxuries to a family battling illness. Our goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, or their sibling, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time. Memories have magical powers. Long after the cake is gone, the memories linger– memories of the kindness of a stranger, of the art of the design, of the sweet smells of a special treat, of the smiles and laughs, of a normal childhood experience so often stolen from these children. These memories are why we say, “It is so much more than a cake.”

Results: Please like us on facebook to see our results daily! http://www.facebook.com/icingsmiles ICING SMILES by the NUMBERS: 8479+ = Sugar Angels in the United States 11580+ = Smiles delivered 1000+ = Volunteer hours per week donated to create Smiles 12+ = Countries waiting to create Smiles 80+ = New cake requests per week 30+ = New volunteers per week

Target demographics: Families dealing with the critical illness of a child.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 3,000 families in need of a smile.

Geographic areas served: The United States.

Programs: Cupcakes, cakes and cookie programs.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truly great work that brings smiles to kids faces!

1 Erica63

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Makes cakes for the wish children where i work at Give Kids the World. I have heard testimony from parents that have recieved these beautiful cakes that make such a difference in their lives.

1 Susan494

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These beautiful people that bake cakes from the goodness in their hearts deliver smiles.. not only to deserving recipients but those who read their stories.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My grandson is a cancer survivor. I know first hand how exciting something like this would have been for him. The happiness it brings to these children and their families is priceless. One of my friends is an icing angel, I see first hand how excited she gets when she is going to be able to present this amazing gift to someone. It is a wonderful organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a wonderful way to make someone's day!!! To those who volunteer their time and skills, kudos to you! What a great organization!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been pleased to donate to this charity. They are completely volunteer run and nearly every penny raised goes to match up children with bakers. The energy and love the bakers put into their time shows in every cake and I cry every time I read one of the amazing stories they share. Great charity to volunteer for, and one of the best for donations - almost no overhead!!

1 Sara I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a friend of one of the Icing Smiles volunteers, I can tell you that I have never interacted with an organization that is as passionate about what they do as these individuals. They put in countless hours to make dreams come true for these families, and it doesn't just start and end with the cakes they provide. The spend many unrecognized hours seeking out other volunteers, arranging and lining up donations and putting together fundraising events. I am proud to say that I will be attending and volunteering at the October 12th Icing Smiles Cake Chase 5k in Altoona, IA to help raise money so that these special, extraordinary individuals can continue to provide these sick children and their families with the smiles and memories they deserve!