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Ready to Help Other Kids?

You Take the Cake!

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

In your home OR in your neighborhood, school, religious institution, or at your company office!

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Every Birthday-in-a-Box includes cake mix, frosting and candles so that parents can bake a birthday cake for their child! These items are added to a box which also includes party supplies, and decorations,  a single use cake pan, goody bags for the birthday child and any siblings, and of course birthday gifts!

DESCRIPTION

Collect boxes of cake mix, cans of frosting and birthday candles to be included as part of a Birthday-in-a-Box!


ITEMS NEEDED

A large box or container to collect items. 


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Cake mix should be yellow, chocolate, marble or funfetti.
  • Cans of frosting should be vanilla, chocolate or funfetti.
  • You must be able to ship or deliver your donation to our office in Natick, MA. 

NEXT STEPS

Contact Birthday Wishes at volunteer@birthdaywishes.org to let us know you're planning a "You Take the Cake" drive. 


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Contact family, friends and groups you are involved in and ask if they would like to help you collect items that will  provide a birthday cake for a child experiencing homelessness.
  2. You can ask them to donate the items or collect funds and then use them to purchase the items. 
  3. Collect boxes of chocolate, yellow, marble or funfetti cake mix with an expiration date at least 3 months after the time you are donating. 
  4. Collect boxes of birthday candles. 
  5. Collect cans of chocolate, vanilla or funfetti frosting  with an expiration date at least 3 months after the time you will be donating.  
  6. Contact Birthday Wishes to schedule your delivery to our Natick, MA office.
  7. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.
  8. Include the PGK Packing Slip (link above) with your donation.

 

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