Birthday Cake & Cards
Bring a store bought cake and card once a month or once a year. The residents come from all over the state of Washington. Most either have family too far away to visit often or their parents may have too many issues of their own to be able to give attention and time to their incarcerated children. Cards are also a huge boost to the youth’s self-esteem. Make it a group or family activity and give the birthday child multiple hand made cards!
You will get an email the 3rd week of each month with the first name and age of all the youth with birthdays the following month. Click on the link provided in the email and add your name next to the name of the child which you would like to provide a cake for. Or, ignore the email if none of the dates are convenient for you.
About the cake
A bit more:
Since most of us do not have a relationship with the birthday child, we simply drop the cakes off at the front desk. A great way to meet some of these awesome kids would be to join us in the classrooms to help with the art docent program or Community Service Socials throughout the year.