KANSAS CITY, MO — Global ingredient supplier Dawn Foods North America announced a three-year partnership with national nonprofit For Goodness Cakes.
The organization, founded in 2016, pairs volunteer bakers with community organizations to celebrate children in foster care and youth overcoming adversity on their special days, like birthdays.
“Celebrating people matters, and Dawn believes everyone deserves to have their birthday recognized,” said Sarah Richmond, director of Dawn Corporate Giving. “We were inspired by the mission of For Goodness Cakes, and immediately saw the shared values between our organizations. Celebrating and supporting people is part of the DNA of our company, and we look forward to the positive impact Dawn and For Goodness Cakes can have together.“
As the first corporate sponsor for the nonprofit, Dawn will help open four chapters in Jackson, MI; Kansas City, MO; Louisville, KY; and Seattle. Additionally, the company will sponsor locations in Houston, Los Angeles, Detroit, northern New Jersey and Minneapolis.
“With over 400,000 foster children across the country, there are too many youths who have never had a birthday celebration,” said Jaime Lehman, co-founder and executive director of For Goodness Cakes. “Everyone has a birthday, and everyone deserves to be seen and recognized, which is why we are thankful for like-minded partners like Dawn Foods and the impact we can have together to make even more celebrations happen for those in need – one cake at a time.”