Volunteer bakers, donations needed to fulfill underprivileged children’s birthday cake wishes

Cake4Kids needs volunteers and donations as it prepares for the busier fall months.

The non-profit organization provides cakes to underprivileged children who normally do not receive cake for special occasions.

“We don’t just bake cakes for birthdays and graduations, but certainly as the holidays approach, if agencies have a need, they’ll have parties or fundraisers, we’ll also bake for those occasions as well,” Ray said. Biller, Coachella Valley Cake4Kids Chapter Ambassador.

Cake4Kids works with several partner agencies who deliver homemade cakes directly to children, after they have been baked completely free of charge by volunteers.

These agencies include Olive Crest, CFLC Sheltering Palms Foster Family Agency, Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert, among others.

“Early in my career I worked with at-risk youth, with children in disadvantaged homes and communities, so I felt I missed it and it was a perfect opportunity for me to connect with them and give back,” said Elizabeth Campos, volunteer baker at Cake4Kids.

Elizabeth Campos, Cake4Kids volunteer baker
Cake prepared by Elizabeth Campos

The nonprofit launched locally in March 2022 and has been well received since then, according to Ray Biller, Coachella Valley Cake4Kids Chapter Ambassador.

“When I started to see if there really was a need here in the Valley, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to find, but I was a little overwhelmed with what we found out,” Biller said.

“I found that 60% of the kids in the school districts here in the Valley live below the poverty line,” he added.

Cake4Kids is hosting its first fundraiser in the Coachella Valley on Wednesday, August 17 at One Eleven Bar in Cathedral City. Anyone interested in the event is invited to attend.

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