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Icing Smiles

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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: ICING SMILES by the NUMBERS: 14,163+ Smiles delivered; 9,042+ Sugar Angels in the United States; 1,000+ 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. Please like us on Facebook and Instagram to see our results daily!

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 2,500 families in need of a smile.

Geographic areas served: The United States.

Programs: Custom celebration cakes

Community Stories

193 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Charmagne P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer and donor for IcingSmiles.org that provide Birthday & Celebration cakes for kids with severe medical issues and their siblings. Sometimes it's a celebration of making it to their next birthday or the end of their chemo treatments, or another reason to give a smile. We give families happy moments to cherish with their little ones.

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IcingSmiles Thank you for being such a big supporter of Icing Smiles!

1 Ebony S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Icing Smiles is genuinely one of the most important non profits I've ever encountered..to give these children and their families a moment of smiles, of "normalcy" is critical when it comes to constant care and worry for a child. Every child deserves a reason, big or small to celebrate and I'm so happy to be a small part of it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a Sugar Angel for Icing Smiles has changed my life. To have the opportunity to meet these families and share their stories is a gift I never thought I'd get. There is nothing better than seeing a child's face light up with something as simple as cake. There is no better non profit out there.

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for Baking a Difference!

1 Tania H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an awesome charity. I have been privileged to provide a couple of orders for some super deserving children and hope to be able to do more in the future. The staff is always attentive and great to work with.

1 Tess Amanda M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a baker volunteer for Icing Smiles and I can’t say enough positive things about this organization! The mission is spectacular, and the people and administrators involved are splendid to work with. The smile on families faces when you deliver your gift to them are the most rewarding of all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization. I am a volunteer and donated a cake to a young boy battling cancer. The young boy was excited about his Paw Patrol cake. Will work with Icing smile again if giving the opportunity.

1 Lourdes M. T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son received a dream Toy Story cake for his birthday. He couldn't be more excited. His happines means everything to us. Wonderful people giving hope and smiles

1 Eureka_Cakes

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am honored to be one of the many volunteer bakers for this amazing organization. Icing Smiles is a fantastic non-profit that brings smiles to the faces of so many children and families.

1 Lori A.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been priveledged enough to make 5 cakes so far for Icing Smiles. Such a rewarding thing to be a part of. I looknforward to doing many more

2 DoryBluefish

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for Icing Smiles on the events team and social media. It is an amazing very well run organization that really knows how to utilize it's resources to support the mission. To some people it may seem like just a cake but to kids it means so much! My own children plan their birthday cakes all year and kids that we support who have critical illnesses do not even have time to think about a cake or the ability to eat regular cakes due to food restrictions. Our bakers know how to accommodate many food restrictions and allergies so that more kids are able to enjoy the magic that celebration cakes bring to them. Families have to endure so much because of a critical illness and they deserve to receive a smile every once in a while and Icing Smiles is there to make it happen.

2 BettyandEric N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was able to help a little boy on his first birthday and I was honored to be able to make a family happy.

2 shelleydunville

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for Icing Smiles because what they're doing—donating custom cakes for critically ill children and their families—brings such joy to families during such a hard time. The Admin team is so kind, welcoming, and truly does this out of the goodness of their own hearts. I love hearing the families share their stories of how Icing Smiles impacted their lives and seeing the smiles on the kids' faces when they receive their cakes! You can see how much it means to them. Icing Smiles is a wonderful nonprofit!

1 Sammie M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Icing Smiles and did my first fun cake 2 years ago. Since, I got involved on the admin side and absolutely love reading all of the inspiring stories that come out from bakers and families across the country. I also attended the annual Buttercream Ball fundraiser that allowed me to meet more of the kids we serve in person and see their smiling faces despite their hard times! Everyone is super easy to work with from a baker and admin side. Love Icing Smiles!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer baker for Icing Smiles and I absolutely love this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love working with this agency. I know what I do directly affects children and families. I schedule cakes and donate cakes too. I love my job and the smiles on the faces of the kids so get a cake is priceless.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer and donor for Icing Smiles. It is a wonderful organization that makes medical children's (and their siblings) birthdays and celebrations extra special.

1 Rebecca A.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There aren't enough words to praise Icing Smiles. It is a truly selfless, giving organization. Run almost entirely by volunteers, the heart and soul of Icing Smiles is a living thing! To know that what they give helps families have a day of normal in an otherwise painful world is a true joy! I will always support and volunteer with then!

2 Nicole Mazzola K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m truly honored to be a part of such an incredible organization. Putting smiles on so many faces is absolutely incredible. :)

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for helping us deliver smiles!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been honored to work with this amazing organization and have created 2 cakes for them. Their attention and dedication to the families of these children goes above and beyond! The planning and attention they give to these families is beyond anything I have seen ! They stride to make these children happy and feel special above all they are going through with their illnesses ! Including, the attention given to the siblings ! I am honored and proud to be an Icing Angel and work with such amazing people !

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for being a Sugar Angel! We couldn't deliver smiles without amazing bakers like you!

1 Charmagne P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer and donor for IcingSmiles.org that provide Birthday & Celebration cakes for kids with severe medical issues and their siblings. Sometimes it's a celebration of making it to their next birthday or the end of their chemo treatments, or another reason to give a smile. We give families happy moments to cherish with their little ones.

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for being such a big supporter of Icing Smiles!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am blessed to be a Sugar Angel and to be able to give a child and their family a smile even when it is hard for them to find a reason or the strength to smile.
IcingSmiles makes this possible everyday. They are well organized and ask for nothing in return except support to continue the program for others.

2 Lisa DiFranco P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I Love, Love, Love Icing Smiles!! I am a sugar angel that has had the great pleasure of putting big smiles on the faces of those children suffering from serious health issues! These children have been through so much during their treatments that they deserve a day to smile and celebrate life!

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for Baking a Difference!

2 Stacey Day T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an amazing organization! I've seen first hand the Incredible cakes that these dedicated volunteers make for the kids. What a blessing for families who are already struggling with the health of their child and all that comes along with it. Thank you Icing Smiles!!