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Birthday Squad - Sponsoring Parties for Kids in Need

Organized by: Effie Braun

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Birthday Squad Update - Faith & Mark!
January 05, 2017

In December, we had the pleasure of throwing birthday parties for Mark (3) and Faith (4). Mark loves everything spiderman, while Faith was all See More

THE STORY:

We often forget how lucky we are to be able to celebrate with food, gifts, and laughter. For children living with homelessness, their lives are filled with uncertainty and struggle. They are focused on the necessities of survival; the luxury of a birthday party is something that is rarely, if ever, possible.  This project is simple: throw birthday parties for homeless children.

There is an organization in Los Angeles called Genesis House - a shelter for single women and children who are transitioning out of homelessness. Their purpose is to provide a safe environment in which these families are empowered to live self-supporting and healthy lives by providing the structure needed to seek employment, save for the future, and move on to the next level of housing.

But they can't afford to throw birthday parties for the children. We want to fix that.  Let's give each of these kids a day where they feel special. A day where they feel spoiled. A day where they don't have to worry about the future or think about the past. A day celebrating them at their own birthday party.

On August 30, 2015 we sponsored Samia's 7th birthday by delivering cake, pizza, juice boxes, and a Littlest Pet Shop gift set to Genesis House. Samia called it "the best day ever." Since then, we've birthday after birthday - with more to come! For continuous updates on our birthdays and pictures of the birthday kids, please see our facebook page HERE.

Throwing one of these birthdays costs around $100, thanks to the generosity of local businesses. So $100 is all we need to sponsor a great party for a child in need - bringing cake, pizza, drinks, gifts, and lots of balloons! In addition, we've recently launched our Book Treasure Chest - so every other child in the home can choose a book (or two or three!) of their own as a party favor!

Please consider supporting this effort, every small donation goes a long way to make a special day for a child who needs more of them.

 

 

MORE INFO ABOUT GENESIS HOUSE HERE

$4,036

 

404% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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    $20

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    $25

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    $26

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    $10

  • Erica Kaufman

    $50

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  • Ethan

    $20

  • Robin Radin

    $50

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  • Camp Soleymani

    $50

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  • Alyssa Schaffer

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    $85

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    $25

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  • The Brownlees

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  • Kit Steinkellner

    $20

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  • Teju

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  • The Trofimovs

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  • Daisy Hutton

    $85

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  • rochelle berkowitz

    $100

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  • Jennifer & Dan Brown

     

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    $118

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    $250

  • Alvin

    $100

  • Chris & LaShonda Hass

    $100

  • Team Cream

    $50

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  • Erica Kaufman

    $50

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    $40

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    $20

  • Aimee, Marco & Carson

    $56

  • Azad & Shaili

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Genie & Ryan Braun

    $50

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    $30

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    $20

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    $20

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    $50

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    $250

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  • Maeve Lydecker

     

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Effie Braun

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The Team: $4,036 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Effie Braun

Amount Raised

$3,716

 

372% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Robin Radin

Amount Raised

$320

Donor Comments

Maeve

Maeve

Happy Birthday Jenna + Sam! 6 months ago

Happy Birthday Ashima!

Happy Birthday Ashima!

6 months ago

Maeve Lydecker

Maeve Lydecker

Happy Birthday, Bennie! 8 months ago

Happy birthday Faira!

Happy birthday Faira!

Love, Pallas 10 months ago

The Lydecker Family

The Lydecker Family

Happy Birthday, Remy! 1 year ago

The Lydeckers

The Lydeckers

Happy Birthday Pallas! 1 year ago

Maeve Lydecker

Maeve Lydecker

Happy Birthday Cyan & Cary! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

â 1 year ago

Rachel R

Rachel R

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

My family was never homeless, but there was a stretch of time when we were incredibly poor. My mother would tell me stories of how she ran out of formula and had to boil rice to feed by baby brother. I remember a couple volunteered their time and money to take my youngest brother out on a shopping spree. It was the best day ever for him. He's now a doctor and that's one of our favorite memories as a family. Things like this make such a positive impact on the lives of children. 2 years ago

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