For Goodness Cakes, a nonprofit that provides cakes to disadvantaged kids through agencies is launching their first WA chapter in Gig Harbor/Tacoma – currently still at the stage of fundraising, recruiting volunteers, and recruiting partner agencies to refer children. If you know people who would like to bake cakes, or your agency/DCYF office would like to sign up as referral sources, now is the time.
They join a variety of existing groups around the state:
Cake 4 Kids Western Washington has volunteers in Kitsap and Jefferson Counties
Celebrate You Foundation provides Birthday Bundles to foster children out of Tacoma and Puyallup – and in non-Covid times, a whole birthday party package!
Grace and Cakes has volunteer bakers across much of Eastern Washington
All programs require requests ahead of time, and depending on need they can’t always guarantee a cake will be provided.