Most adults have a memory or two from their childhood about a birthday that was truly special. For me, there was my 8th birthday where I received a Barbie bike. Another special memory for me was the year my mom made me a lemon cake shaped like a doll’s head. Many of us feel that every child should feel important and celebrated on their birthday.
To address this issue, The Birthday Party Project was formed in Northern Texas and has thrown over 800 birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters. The group invites everyone to be a Birthday Enthusiast by making donations, volunteering, and sponsoring birthday parties. I heeded the call and signed up to volunteer at a birthday party. I also collected a box of birthday party items to donate to future parties. My goal is to have a “birthday party in a box” ready to go in case there needs to be a last minute birthday party for a child.