Why Do We Create Birthday Memories?
While volunteering at a homeless shelter, the founder of It’s Your Birthday, Inc. (Rolanda Finch) noticed several children running around. She asked the Executive Director, ‘How do they celebrate their birthday?’ He explained because of lack of resources and funding, nothing is done. Because Rolanda loves to celebrate her personal birthday and remembers how special they were when she was a child (with her own funds), she decided to start celebrating the children’s birthdays. They were excited each time ‘The Birthday Lady’ arrived to give them joy on their special day. Unfortunately, after a few months, the shelter closed. Rolanda wanted to continue to bring joy in the lives of children in homeless shelters and as a former victim, she included domestic violence shelters, also. In 2014, It’s Your Birthday, Inc. was born!