LadyCakes Bakery is kicking off the giving season with Caring Through Cakes, a boxed cake drive to be held through Thursday, Dec. 23 to benefit the Cape Coral Caring Center, a nonprofit that provides food and utility assistance to neighbors in need.

LadyCakes is asking Southwest Florida to help local families by donating boxes of cake mix and other non-perishable ingredients including frosting, oil, birthday candles and disposable cake pans. Donated supplies will offer the opportunity to provide those in financial or economic strain with the gift of baking their own cake to celebrate a birthday or special occasion.

“I have seen mothers leave here on many occasions with tears of joy because we were able to provide ingredients for them to make a cake for their child who was having a birthday,” said Julie Ferguson, executive director of the Cape Coral Caring Center. “It’s heartwarming to see we can offer a solution so that every family can enjoy life’s special moments.”

This year alone, the Cape Coral Caring Center has served the short-term needs of more than 6,000 people through the provision of food, bill assistance and resource referrals. The nonprofit relies on donations of food and funds to continue helping families bridge the gap during times of economic strain. The gift of boxed cake mixes can provide a sweet treat for families who otherwise may not be able to afford it.

“Every family deserves to celebrate birthdays and special occasions,” said Bess Charles, owner of LadyCakes Bakery. “Our customers are passionate about giving back, so we are excited to rally together to bring happiness to Cape Coral families in need.”

Supplies can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at LadyCakes Bakery, located at 2924 Del Prado Blvd. S., Unit 7 in Cape Coral. Donations will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23.

Donors will be entered into LadyCakes’ drawing for a chance to win a dozen assorted cupcakes. A winner will be selected at random after the conclusion of the boxed cake drive.

For more information on Caring Through Cakes, call LadyCakes at 239-549-2253. To learn more about the Cape Coral Caring Center or donate, visit capecoralcaringcenter.org or call 239-945-1927.

About LadyCakes Bakery

LadyCakes Bakery is a custom cake bakery located in

that specializes in custom cakes for all occasions including weddings, birthdays, baby showers and more. The bakery is located at 2924 Del Prado Blvd. S., Unit 7 in Cape Coral. For more information, visit iloveladycakes.com or call 239-549-2253.