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Receive A Smile
Thank you for your interest in receiving a cake for your family through Icing Smiles. If you have not already done so, please review our full set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions to familiarize yourself with how to Receive A Smile and ensure your family is eligible.
Our cakes are free of charge, regardless of financial need. If you are in a position to do so, we would gratefully accept tax deductible donations. Your donations will help us to expand our service and reimburse our bakers for their costs.
We serve children between the ages of 1 and 18 who have a life-threatening medical condition that is considered progressive, degenerative, or malignant and are within two years of their most recent treatment. We also serve children who require frequent or extended hospitalizations and are within two years of their most recent inpatient stay. For families that have experienced the loss of a qualified medical child within the last two years we provide memorial cakes.
We also serve siblings of qualified medical children, including siblings of qualified medical children who have earned their wings within the last two years. Siblings are limited to two cakes through our program: one fun cake and one dream cake in two different years while the family is eligible. However, due to a limited number of bakers in some remote areas Icing Smiles may need to limit cake requests to medical children only.
Icing Smiles is not a bakery, in fact we don’t even own an oven! We rely on a generous team of volunteers spread throughout the U.S. to fulfill our mission. Once your eligibility is confirmed we coordinate with a volunteer baker in your area to provide the cake. We ask our families to pick up the cake unless your medical child is hospitalized on the date of their birthday.