Birthday Wishes for Homeless Children
I can’t remember how I heard about this organization a while ago, but I remember making a note, knowing that I would want to refer to it in my yet-to-be blog. BirthdayWishes.org is a simple concept that certainly tugs at the heartstrings. BirthdayWishes.org is the only organization that brings birthday parties to homeless children. That’s its only mission.
Birthdays are important milestones in a child’s life and, Lisa Vasiloff, Karen Yahara, and Carol Zwanger, the three founders of the organization, believe that the gift of a birthday party provides normalcy, joy and hope in the otherwise unsettled lives of children living in homeless shelters. Indeed, for homeless children, birthday parties are a luxury that neither the parent nor the shelter can afford.
BirtdayWishes.org currently only operates in Massachussets but that should not stop those living out of the area to contribute to this cause. It’s easy to help by donating items on the wish list or by sponsoring a party. All information about donating is on this page.
I think this needs to be launched in every major city. Who’s in?