New Nonprofit Sweetens the City of Jacksonville

In 2008, Elicia Hammond, founder and director of Birthday Cakes 4 Free wanted to start an organization that would allow her to bring birthday cakes to “financially and socially disadvantaged kids and seniors” for no cost.

Thus, Birthday Cakes 4 Free was born.

Photo taken from “Gallery”

Now, a local “chapter” has been established in the state of Jacksonville by Sonya Adams. According to The Florida Times Union, Adams stated, “I get so excited when I bake a cake,” said Adams, who has taken a Wilton cake decorating class. “It’s really rewarding to know you are helping someone else, even though it’s something as small as a cakes.”

Already, volunteers and donors are making an effort to welcome this new nonprofit. The Jaguars Foundation provided the organization with a 10,000 dollar grant claims The Florida Times Union

The vision statement posted on the Jacksonville branch Facebook page is: “Our mission is to help celebrate their special day and let them know they matter in hopes that this one act of kindness will last a lifetime.”

The organization stands on the foundation that even small acts of kindness can bring about big change even if they may seem insignificant to others.

This concept could be represented by the picture posted on the Birthday Cakes 4 Free Facebook page:


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