Most of us grew up having birthday parties with our family and friends. Some of us even regard this time as one the happiest and most memorable moments in our childhood. Unfortunately, many children that reside in homeless or domestic violence shelters are unable to celebrate their birthday with their family and friends. The shelter or the parent is not able to provide the resources because the child’s special day is not considered a necessity.
At It’s Your Birthday, Inc., we believe every child should have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY no matter the circumstances!
Who We Are
It’s Your Birthday, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 2014. We operate with support from our community of caring individuals and organizations that wish to help make a positive impact on the lives of these children.
Birthday Memory Choices
We offer different birthday memory options based on what the child prefers.
All of our options include a Build-a-Bear® or a gift card to various retailers or restaurants for the birthday child.
This complete celebration package includes a hosted birthday party for one child or all of the children in the shelter that have a birthday in a specific month. It includes the following: cake/cupcakes, ice cream, juice, decorations, treat bags, toys, activities, and entertainment.
We will provide decorations and a gift card for a cake, ice cream, and juice when volunteers are unable to host a party at the shelter or if the parent prefers to provide the party for the child.
We will provide cupcakes for the child to share with his/her classmates on their birthday. The child is told the cupcakes are from their parent. This allows the parent to receive the credit for the great birthday memory.