Every few months, the team at Le Bistro at Culinary School LeNotre chooses a different non profit organization to share profits with. For the month of June that organization was Icing Smiles, serving kids in all 50 states through a network of over 10,500 volunteer bakers and more than 50 volunteer administrative staff, Icing Smiles operates almost entirely on volunteer resources and works with over 200 partner organizations.
Le Bistro generously donated $1600 to the Icing Smiles organization through profit shares for the month of June. These much needed funds will help their volunteers buy supplies and travel necessities.
Icing Smiles is a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child.
We understand that the simple things, like a birthday cake, are luxuries to a family battling illness. Our goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, or their sibling, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time.
At Culinary Institute LENOTRE, we believe in the magic of food and the power it has to make moments last a life-time. Our Chefs and students would not be with us if they didn’t think that food can bring people together and build common ground.
Memories have magical powers. Long after the cake is gone, the memories linger – memories of the kindness of a stranger, of the art of the design, of the sweet smells of a special treat, of the smiles and laughs, of a normal childhood experience so often stolen from these children. These memories are why we say, “It is so much more than a cake.”
It was a joy for us to partner with such an amazing group of people!
For more information about Icing Smiles, see their website https://www.icingsmiles.org/ .