For Goodness Cakes wrote -Imagine… Today is your birthday, and you are in an unfamiliar place. You were placed into foster care and the family who took you in is focused on your basic needs. At the table sits a birthday cake made exactly how you imagined it, baked by a member of your community as a gesture of love and hope for the coming year. As you blow out the candles and make a wish, it starts to feel a little more like home… Over 28,000 children have been placed in foster care in Southern California due to neglect or abuse. As you can imagine, their foster parents and agencies are working diligently to provide food, shelter, education and medical care. A birthday cake may not be a possibility due to more pressing needs and their birthday may become just another day. For Goodness Cakes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes that every child deserves to feel special on their birthday. We match volunteers from the child’s community with agencies to provide birthday cakes to these very special children. This way, the people entrusted to care for them can focus on their most critical needs. Can you imagine being in an unfamiliar place and not knowing if you will receive something as simple as a birthday cake? With each $20 donation, we can create this special moment for one child, teen, or young adult who is already dealing with so much. Your support is the secret ingredient to our cakes covering everything from recruiting our amazing volunteers that lovingly bake each cake, to our website and supplies. Please help us reach our goal of providing 500 cakes this year to children and youth in foster care. You can help spread love, joy, & frosting with your generous donation today.