Every month volunteers with The Birthday Joy Program host birthday parties for children residing in homeless shelters and group homes.
These children are in crisis at the most vulnerable time of their lives, their childhood. Many have never had a birthday party or even a birthday cake. At these parties each child with a birthday for the month is celebrated with all the other children in shelter the party guests.
Bags with everything a family would need to hold a birthday celebration at home are created and delivered to area food banks. When a family is struggling to put food on the table an upcoming birthday becomes a source of stress not joy. We want to turn that around and bring joy back. Providing a sense of normalcy.
* Bags include;
Cake mix, frosting, decorations,
napkins, candles, cups, plates, and gift.
Each bag is themed, such as Batman, Trolls, etc.