About eight years ago Ashley Gann’s life was goingin a completely different direction. Shewas working in the public health/substance abuse prevention field where she was recognized as one of South Carolina’s leaders in the field. She was responsible for starting South Carolina’s first Multijurisdictional Alcohol Enforcement Team and winning several local, state and national awards. The next step in her career was to obtain a Doctorate of Public Health.
Once again, Gann felt God working on her heart and telling her to, “Spend more time making a difference and less time making aliving.” This all made sense when she heard her pastor talking about inner city outreach in downtown Lexington. It was at that time that she knew God was leading her to use cakes to reach children/families for Christ.
Sweet Blessings was incorporated in October 2010 and received 501(c)3 status the following February. Its first recipient, Dalton, was referred byThe Ronald McDonald House and received his cake February 26, 2011. In November 2011 Sweet Blessings was featured on NBC Nightly News' Making a Difference segment. Sweet Blessings has grown by leaps andbounds, serving 163 children in 2011, 611 in 2012, 959 in 2013, and 1,100 in 2014.
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