Create a Smile
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.--Albert Schweitzer.
We take pride in being able to serve every eligible child that requests a cake. This is a vast undertaking, and we can't do this without the help of our generous donors and volunteers. Here are some ways for you to help Bake a Difference:
Monetary donations are critical to our ability to create a memory for these kids. We are currently blessed with an all-volunteer staff and professionals willing to donate their talents to minimize our start-up costs. Our goal, however, is to serve kids worldwide. This can only be achieved with financial help. Your financial contribution will be used to reimburse bakers for the cost of ingredients, help us recruit professional bakers and help us cover administrative costs, such as the cost of printing brochures, domain costs, postage and corporate filings.
We are in need of qualified professionals willing to donate their time to create a memorable cakes for our kids. Even if we are not currently serving your region, we will make the connections necessary to begin your service. We will promote your bakery on our website and will provide you with a decal for your store that will allow you to advertise your service to us.
Depending on the laws in your state, you need not be a professional to help. While we use many nonprofessionals to create our cakes, our mission is not limited to birthday cakes. We try to use the talent and passion of our nonprofessional volunteers to provide treats to the families that make Ronald McDonald House their "home away from home." There is something comforting about returning to the house after a long day at the hospital to find homemade treats waiting for you in the kitchen. We can especially use your help for holiday-themed goodies. This service is being performed only in sponsored states where we have a state representative and an administrative volunteer willing to coordinate.
In addition to treats, Icing Smiles sends decorated sugar cookies to select medical families to give them a smile on an "ordinary" day. Cookie Club Sugar Angels let us know at the beginning of each month if they're able to participate and how many families they're able to bake for. Cookies are then packaged and shipped some time during that month. This is a perfect opportunity for someone waiting for their first "call to action" or for those of you who only decorate cookies and would like to be a part of Icing Smiles.
We are in need of volunteers to pick up and deliver cakes created by our professionals.
We are always looking for motivated individuals willing to sponsor a fundraising event or assist us with grant identification and writing.
We need you to tell your friends and followers. You are our best advertisers. You will allow us to use our donations toward cakes and keep our administrative costs low.
Medical Professionals and Administrators
We need your help to connect us with the families that we can serve. You could also be a professional partner with a corporate sponsorship.
Please consider how your special skills could help us. We are currently looking for technology specialists, as well as volunteers with bookkeeping, tax and legal experience.