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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

178 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 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.

1 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!

1 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!!

1 Leslie P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a sugar angel and think this organization is amazing! Nothing more rewarding than delivering a beautiful cake to a child who needs something special to brighten up their day when they are going through a rough time! Great organization!

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for delivering a smile!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We learned about this organization from Give Kids the Worl Village in Florida! Such a wonderful thing to do for a child’s special day... when you have a sick child- you already have so much to worry about, with icing smiles they give you one less thing to worry about on your child’s special day!
Thank you so much.... absolutely love your services and organization. Bless all the volunteer bakers too!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization!! To provide families of critically ill children with a special cake on their special day...a day that we may take for granted...may be another day of chemo for these families. Something as simple as a cake can bring the biggest smiles!! Way to go Icing Smiles!!

1 Ebony S.

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 Sherry74

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love working along side Icing smiles. It’s such a joy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being a sugar angel! Icing smiles is a great organization. And I'm proud to be a small part of it.

1 Deborah Willis R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a baker and a coordinator icing smile’s I must say it is definitely one of the best non-profits for children I have ever had the privilege of being a part of.

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for all you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a baker, and a parent of special-needs children, this organization has been close to my heart for years. To help a family have a day of 'normal' is a gift that goes beyond "just cake"!

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for Baking a Difference!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Icing smiles is a terrible place to do business with!! How do u deny a mother a cake for her son that is no longer here?! You know her story and couldn’t bare her battle!!! You don’t know how much she has been threw these last few months losing a son to cancer at such a young age!!! You said it was your busiest time of year!! Then ask if you could do his birthday?!?!??!! Do u know what she is feeling right now?!?! I CANT BELIEVE HOW HEARTLESS YOU ARE!!!!!! You better hope you never have to b in this situation!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 Laurice Naomi P.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been so honored and blessed to be a sugar angel twice. I love what I do , creating sweet moments and smiles. When I heard about icing smiles I couldn't wait to sign up. Can't think of a better way to share my gift by creating smiles for these families and their ill children. It's a wonderful idea involving heart and pure giving. Icing Smiles and the volunteers that run do amazing things!

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for being a Sugar Angel!

2 Misty C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am honored to be a Sugar Angel for Icing Smiles in Central California. Being involved with such a positive organization is amazing. Getting to see the children's faces when they receive their cake is an amazing experience and I eagerly look forward to each call to action.

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IcingSmiles 07/11/2018

Thank you for Baking a Difference!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have done a cake for Icing Smiles and raised a little money for them as well. This is a great organization and I was honored to help. Meeting people dealing with a sick child is humbling and this organization provides something for these kids to smile. Their birthdays aren't always what they should be and the family already has so much to deal with. A cake may seem like something small, but it is something that the child can look forward to and enjoy and one less thing the family has to worry about.

2 Linda437

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was honored to make a cake for a local child! There was nothing more satisfying, than making a family happy with something given out of love!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer, I was contacted to bake a cake. This is such a great way to make the less fortunate children smile with out the family having to go through any financial burden! Love this organization!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Icing Smiles is such an amazing organization! The amount of selfless people that volunteer their time to help children all across this country absolutely touches my heart. Everyone is so nice, generous and helpful. They each go above and beyond to make sure a child gets their special cake.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A few months ago I started volunteering with Icing Smiles and LOVE it. Every person I have had the pleasure of speaking with that is part of the Icing Smiles organization has been so sweet and helpful. I am proud to be apart of something so great.

2 Bianca I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is just amazing. Thousands of volunteers banding together to help children with medically critical illnesses and their siblings. Its so much more than cake!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Icing Smiles is a top notch organization. It's so much more than 'just cake'! Being able to bring a smile to a child and their family is a rewarding experience beyond anything I've ever encountered!

When I made my first Icing Smiles cake, I was SO excited! I poured my heart and soul into it. I was so moved by this little boy's story and I was proud to be able to give this gift to him. What I wasn't expecting was the fact that I got out of this gift far more than what I gave! This young boy inspired me with his strength, faith and positive attitude! Here he is fighting for his life against brain cancer, and yet he was SO happy, SO full of life, SO loving! It really puts your life into perspective!

These cakes that we make put a smile on the child's face. It impacts the family, the hospital staff, friends and other patients, too! We give them a brief moment where there is peace and happiness. The family doesn't have to stress over purchasing a cake, it's all taken care of! We truly help create memories that will last a lifetime!

I'm am blessed to be associated with Icing Smiles. What started as a simple gift of a cake has turned into a life-changing experience.

I'm proud to be a sugar angel, a state rep and the Volunteer Engagement & Appreciation Coordinator for Icing Smiles!