With Cake4Kids, baking from home in the Gold Coast IS volunteering

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Hi Bakers!

At Cake4Kids we bake and deliver birthday cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bars and brownies to foster children and at-risk youth -- and all of the baking and decorating is done by you, the volunteers! We aim to raise their self-esteem with this seemingly simple gift on their special day. Cake4Kids supports as many at-risk youth as possible in the communities we serve, including homeless youth, victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, kids in transitional housing and those in foster care. Now, we are proud to bring our service to the Chicago area - serving Cook county!

If you like to bake and decorate cakes, you would love to volunteer with Cake4Kids. We don't require any time commitment -- bake 1 cake or 10 cakes a year...it's up to you. You choose which child's request to sign up for, based on the theme, type of dessert and delivery time and location. Then bake and decorate in your own kitchen and when the sweets are complete, you deliver them to the local social services agency that requested them.
Note: All deliveries are Monday-Friday during business hours

It's fun and rewarding and truly the "sweetest" volunteer opportunity you can participate in. After all - who doesn't love birthday cake?

Our first Chicago orientation will be on March 28, 2020. So, get started today and register to volunteer at https://www.cake4kids.org/.

Have questions?

Email us at volcor@cake4kids.org

Help us deliver more smiles to children in need - one birthday cake at a time.

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About Cake4Kids


PO BOX 2863, SUNNYVALE, CA 94087, US

Mission Statement

At Cake4Kids we deliver smiles to foster children and at risk youth by baking and delivering birthday cakes for them. We aim to show them love and raise their self esteem with this seemingly simple gift on their special day. Cake4Kids Delivering smiles - one birthday cake at a time


Has the thought of a child without a birthday cake ever crossed your mind?

For most of us, it hasn't. Sadly, it's all too common of an occurrence for foster kids and at-risk youth. At Cake4Kids, we bake and deliver custom, personalized birthday cakes, cupcakes, and cookies to raise these children's self-esteem and confidence with this seemingly simple gift on their special day. In a world where every day is focused on survival, the little things that make children feel important are simply not possible. It may just be a cake to us, but to the children we bake for it's knowing that someone took the time and effort to do something special, just for them.

We proudly support underserved children and youth in counties in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, and D.C. -- they might be in group homes, at a domestic violence or human trafficking shelter, in low income housing or even homeless.

It's easy and very rewarding to volunteer with Cake4Kids. So get out your baking pans and help us make a difference!

Please note: We are very serious about the quality of the cakes we bake for the children we serve. For that reason, if a child would like to volunteer, they must be at least 16. We also require a proof of age and will ask to see proof at the orientation session. If under 18 years of age, please supply parent/guardian's name, email and phone number, and their driver's license and insurance details.

Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


Your Home KitchenChicago, IL 60610



  • Baking




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • It's up to you. You choose when and how often you'd like to volunteer. All baked goods must be delivered during business hours, Monday-Friday.
  • All volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Teen volunteers 16-17 years old are required to volunteer with a parent/guardian. Volunteers bake AND deliver; deliveries need to be made during business hours, Monday-Friday.

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