Donations Needed to Open a Buffalo Chapter of For Goodness Cakes, a Non-Profit Helping Kids In Need Celebrate Their Birthdays

August 12, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani


Think back to your birthdays over the years. The fun. The family. The friends. The cake. The presents. The memories.

The reality for many at-risk and foster youth is that their birthday will come and go like any other day — not even a simple cake to let them know that someone cares.



For Goodness Cakes, a national non-profit whose mantra is to “spread love, joy, and frosting,” was created to help needy kids celebrate their birthdays. Their volunteers, who bake and deliver personalized birthday cakes, are matched with local agencies who serve these youth.

Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Well – here’s some very sweet news. Some kind folks are hoping to bring this amazing organization to the Queen City. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors, lover of all things food, and the most generous place around, is a perfect fit for a new chapter of For Goodness Cakes.


In order to make a Buffalo chapter of For Goodness Cakes a reality, they need donations to get it up and running. Any amount will help them bring smiles and hope to incredible kids in Western New York who are truly deserving of the joy this organization brings.

Your tax deductible donation can be made ​here​:  (just be sure to select the Buffalo chapter.)

And for you skeptics who may think ​it’s just a birthday cake? ​ These heartfelt confections provide a much-needed spark of joy for kids who have very little to look forward to, creating a sense of hope at a critical age, well after their last bite. Founder and Executive Director Jaime Lehman describes the magic of a cake delivery in the organization’s early days: “​It was my first time coming face to face with it- the smiles on their faces, the incredible appreciation of these amazing kids who just wanted to celebrate a birthday with someone – it was worth every second.”


Let’s go Buffalo – we can get a chapter up and running in the 716 – it’s a piece of cake!!  For more information, visit, or contact Buffalo Chapter Lead Karen Monaco at


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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