Our mission is to provide all the goodies for an entire birthday party in a box for foster and homeless children in Central Texas.
Our goal at Happy Birthdays is to provide a Birthday Party in a Box to Homeless, Foster and At Risk children in the Austin area. In our first three years we have been blessed to provide Birthday Boxes to over 2500 local children. With your generous support, in 2018, we hope to add another 1500 parties to our total. Thank you for helping us continue to give epic birthdays to deserving children.
Impact StatementThe simple concept of giving a birthday to a child is one that children, and adults alike, can embrace. Birthdays are one of the monumental cherished memories in everyone's life. Every child deserves to feel special, loved and celebrated on their birthday.
Happy Birthdays currently works with 28 local organizations (group homes, homeless shelters, foster and children based agencies) to access children in need. For many of them this is their first ever birthday party. For most, it is a special celebration that, due to circumstances beyond their control, likely wouldn't have happened this year.
In addition to providing hundreds of children with birthday parties, Happy Birthdays has provided hundreds more children and adults a valuable opportunity to serve others in their community by making birthday boxes. Families, schools, churches, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, and local and national businesses are just a few examples of our volunteers. By getting children involved in service opportunities when they are young, they will learn the significance of the impact they can make personally, and promote lifelong service. And children especially, can relate to the importance of a birthday party!
Needs StatementOur goal for this year's Amplify drive is to raise $10,000 to help Happy Birthdays continue to grow and provide an even greater number of Birthday Parties in a Box to Central Texas homeless and foster children. We would love to be able to serve more area shelters and group homes. Your donation helps provide a bit of joy in children's lives.
$125 supplies one entire birthday party box for a child.
$75 supplies decorations and cake for one child.
$50 supplies snacks and a gift for one child.
$25 supplies a gift for one child.
We received this beautiful thank you email from an all girls group home that we serve. It might make you cry
You can make, pick up or deliver a box, do data entry or volunteer at an event, we'd love to see you!