Organization provides children with cakes
Thursday, 23 August 2012 by Deborah Wilber
In an evermore struggling economy, falling on hard times is hard enough without the added stress of affording a birthday for your children, so let Wish Upon a Birthday Cake ease your financial burden.
"The prices of plane jane sheet cakes offered at local grocers are ridiculous," Founder of WUBC, Stacy Sanders said.
The good old days of paying 65 cents for a box of Duncan Hines, have long surpassed us.
Fortunately for Belton, Temple, Killeen and surrounding areas, no child in need of a Birthday Cake will go without.
Located on WUBC's Facebook page is the form needed to receive a special birthday cake. A special cake indeed, for every child is left to decide not only flavors and colors, but decorations as well. If receiving a personalized birthday cake out of the kindness and generosity of so many volunteers, 29 in fact, is not already enough, they also deliver them free of charge.
Sanders confesses this is the happiest part of her job, yet heartbreaking at the same time.
"I love seeing the kids' faces light up, but I wish I could do more," Sanders said.
There is discussion taking place at WUBC's weekly meetings about the possibility of children receiving a toy with their birthday cake.
Disciples Church plays a major role in WUBC's being able to provide their services to the community and has been doing so since May 2011. Through the help of Disciples Church, volunteers as young as 10 and donations from as far away as Australia, 123 kids have been blessed with a birthday cake so far this year.
There is no stopping for WUBC, which has high hopes of opening up a shop for consumers.
Co-founder Karren Dabney plans on expanding their works to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Publicist Shamera Holmes works diligently to spread the word of WUBC's mission by posting flyers in local businesses, making volunteer applications readily available on their Facebook page and holding meetings at family oriented facilities so everyone can enjoy and engage in the exchanging of ideas.
Sanders's 10-year-old daughter Alexis loves helping her mom in the kitchen.
According to Sanders her favorite task is finishing off the leftover frosting.
"They love being involved, and feeling like they are part of something greater," said Alexis, who is one of three youth volunteers. "Letting the children take part teaches them about life experiences, such as the gift of giving and humility."
Perhaps the children are not the only ones learning here; Sanders reported that her employers at IHOP along with many other businesses have donated generously to the cause.
For more information about Wish Upon a Birthday Cake, visit their Facebook page.