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For Goodness Cakes

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: For Goodness Cakes matches volunteers to bake and deliver birthday cakes for at-risk and disadvantaged youth and young adults.

Results: Our volunteers, the aptly named Sprinkle Squad, have delivered over 300 cakes to children and young adults around Los Angeles County since our inception in January 2016.

Target demographics: at-risk and disadvantaged youth and young adults

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 165 children and young adults

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County

Programs: match volunteers to bake and deliver birthday cakes for disadvantaged youth and young adults, who would not normally get a chance to have their birthday celebrated with a homemade cake

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jessibo C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the volunteer CMO/Creative Director of For Goodness Cakes. I came on board back in 2016 and helped Jaime (the Executive Director) to create the organization identity. She was and is so thoughtful about all of the executions for the organization, making sure that we really hit all points of our mission. We have exploded with new chapters in 2019 with so many wonderful volunteers stepping up as Chapter Leaders and making For Goodness Cakes a home :). It has been so great to see this org grow and evolve, and we're excited for many more birthdays and celebrations to come! I think the best part of this organization, is that you can come and go as you want. We always have excited new bakers that come on and maybe they can only volunteer once every 2 months, and that's perfectly fine! We have a lot of dedicated volunteers too who bake several times a month. We are striving for a lot of Goodness and our reward is that we get to spread love, joy & frosting to all that we serve :)

ddagilis

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being able to chose which date works for me and decorating cakes is just plain fun!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love doing this small act of kindness! It’s easy and fun!

Board Member

Rating: 5

For Goodness Cakes is the only nonprofit in Los Angeles - and one of few nationally - which provides birthday cakes to disadvantaged children. The board is a working board, volunteering their time and expertise to make the organization better for volunteers, partners, and the children who receive such special homemade gifts of love.

Board Member

Rating: 5

For Goodness Cakes is a wonderful organization that brings a lot of joy to children around the city. It provides such an easy way for aspiring bakers to give a small bit of happiness to underprivileged youth on their birthday. The executive director Jaime is incredibly dedicated and helpful to all the volunteers and organizations. She's done a wonderful job ensuring no birthday gets missed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had SUCH a wonderful experience with this organization. For Goodness Cakes is not only a well oiled machine, but it also has such a thoughtful and important mission. I love contributing to making a child's life on such important occasions.

Also, Jaime, the founder of the company has been extremely helpful. She is so informative, super smart, and genuinely wonderful.

Highly recommend!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization with a deeply meaningful mission. Well organized and very easy to volunteer on your own time while making a direct impact on the local community.

Kim R.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For Goodness Cakes was a dream come true for me to find. I love to bake, and to bake for these kids really pulls my heart strings... such a fun & fulfilling way to help others. For Goodness Cakes & I have been a match made in Heaven! I've been volunteering for them since the spring of this year and with every cake I just feel so much joy. I have to say that the way their website is set up makes it so simple to pick the cakes I'm able to take on. If you are unable to bake, delivery-only volunteers are appreciated as as well. I can't say enough good things about this wonderful organization and about Jaime. Let's bake!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For Goodness Cakes is an amazing organization. It’s wonderful how they continue to build strong partnerships with non-profit organizations in the local communities. As a volunteer, it feels fulfilling being able to help children enjoy their special day.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great working through this organization! They train you well and then support your creativity as you bake cakes for foster kids. Really fulfilling to deliver a special treat on their special day!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Baking gives me such joy and becoming a member of the Sprinkle Squad has allowed me to share my love of baking with others. We always had our favorite cake on our birthday, it warms my heart to be able to provide someone their favorite cake to celebrate their special day. This is a wonderful organization with a great group of volunteers all sharing their gift of baking. I'm so grateful to be part of it!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with For Goodness Cakes. Everything is so organized and it’s easy to participate. The group is flexible and supportive and we get to be part of helping the community around us. Whenever I can... I logon to our volunteer system, select a date that works best for me, bake a special cake and then get to deliver it. It’s easy and rewarding!