Jera Stewart of Jera’s Heavenly Sweet in Toledo, Ohio, and her daughter, Brianna, were looking for a way to give back to their community. The pair had the idea to make birthdays special for kids in foster care by baking them their very own custom birthday cakes.
The Stewarts work with the Lucas County Children Services to get names and interests of the birthday boys and girls, many of whom have never had a cake with their name on it.
Lucas County Children Services director Julie Malkin says the Stewart’s efforts mean so much to the foster kids. "For a child who's going through a tough time, that's really important. That makes them feel like they matter to somebody. They were important enough to have their name put on a birthday cake.”