Local business owner Michelle Kodak is about to celebrate a milestone birthday, her 40th. To honor the occasion, she is inviting the community to participate in a collection for Cleveland’s homeless. Kodak owns The Cakery's Bakery at 109 Madison Street in Port Clinton. Now through Oct. 22, she is collecting new socks for men, women, and children, along with warm hats and gloves,mittens, coats, bottled water, basic toiletries, and for children living in shelters coloring books and crayons or books to read.
All of the items collected will be taken to Cleveland, where they will be distributed among the homeless who “reside" near Cleveland State University, where Michelle's daughter Alexa Haskin is a student. Items will also be distributed to shelters in the area.
As an incentive to give, The Cakery's Bakery will be giving away a free cupcake of the donor's choice for every donation that is brought into the bakery. On Thursday, Oct. 24, Kodak and family and friends, will celebrate her birthday by making a trip to Cleveland where they will meet up with Alexa and distribute all of the donations.