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Brightening Birthdays Effort

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November 02, 2017

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Joanna Hurwitz

THE STORY:

Birthday parties are a normal, happy part of childhood, and the gift of a birthday party provides hope and joy in the unsettled lives of children who are homeless. Since introducing the first birthday party to the children at Regent Family Residence, our family shelter on Manhattan’s West Side, hundreds of children and their families have enjoyed the thrill of a birthday party. We call this effort Brightening Birthdays™, and the method of deliver, Birthday-in-a-Box. Each month, in our seven family and domestic violence shelters, all the children whose birthdays fall in that month are invited to a party where they receive three beautifully wrapped gifts, their siblings receive a goody bag, the children play games, and sometimes there is a face painter or balloon artist. There are always candles on a cake or cupcakes to blow out. The cost to underwrite a party runs from $700 to approximately $1,300, depending on the number of birthday children. Donors may purchase and wrap gifts and goody bags themselves (following our guidelines) or wrap gifts and prepare goody bags that we can provide. In addition to packing up these items, Birthday-in-a-Box includes streamers and other decorations, a craft project, party hats and games. Volunteers create a personalized crown or name badge for each birthday child. Support Birthday-in-a-Box with a financial donation. To become a Birthday-in-a-Box sponsor, contact Andrew Zibell at azibell@voa-gny.org or learn more here.

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$675

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  • Wendy and Adam Cohen

    $100

  • Zach and Lauren

    $50

  • Barbara and Larry

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  • Kathy Wong

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  • Jenn & Ben Farrer

    $50

  • Peumali Withanage

    $50

  • Caroline Gallagher

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123% Raised of$550 Goal

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The Team: $675 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Caroline Gallagher

Caroline Gallagher

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Peumali Withanage

Peumali Withanage

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Jenn & Ben Farrer

Jenn & Ben Farrer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

David Engel

David Engel

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kathy Wong

Kathy Wong

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Barbara and Larry

Barbara and Larry

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Zach and Lauren

Zach and Lauren

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Wendy and Adam Cohen

Wendy and Adam Cohen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago