October 11, 2016
The Birthday Party Project loves bringing JOY to homeless children through the MAGIC of birthdays. We host monthly birthday parties at homeless and transitional living facilities. We provide background checked birthday enthusiasts (volunteers) to help us throw a themed birthday party for all the kids celebrating a birthday that month, as well as all kids staying at that agency. Our parties are complete with games, activities, cupcakes, favor bags, gifts for birthday children, and FUN!
What started in 2012 as an idea to throw monthly birthday parties for the unsheltered and uncelebrated has grown to much much more. As we grew, we realized that we were not only creating MAGIC moments for homeless children, but also:
- Creating a sense of normalcy for children in crisis
- Serving children with extreme social and emotional trauma
- Helping form family bonds and create new memories in the midst of turmoil
We have the opportunity to add an invaluable positive experience to their circumstance. We allow kids to dream big! We believe our monthly celebrations are more than a party. They are a loud exclamation point that children matter; that JOY can come out of any circumstance, and a JOYful community can transform our society.
The Birthday Party Project believes that our mission is something worth sharing. We know that not every child has a home, but every child has a birthday. Although we can’t end homelessness across America, we can celebrate every homeless child.