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Disclaimer - Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature. Always be sure to research the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles.


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Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



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

What's Needed To Complete

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. 

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!

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*


Contact Birthday Wishes at to let us know you're planning a "You Take the Cake" drive. 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 unhousedness. You can ask them to donate the items or collect funds and then use them to purchase the items. Collect boxes of chocolate, yellow, marble or funfetti cake mix with an expiration date at least 3 months after the time you are donating. Collect boxes of birthday candles. Collect cans of chocolate, vanilla or funfetti frosting with an expiration date at least 3 months after the time you will be donating. Contact Birthday Wishes to schedule your delivery to our Natick, MA office.

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