About Us

It’s Your Birthday, Inc.

We believe every child should have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY no matter the circumstances!

We are a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, established in 2014. We operate with support from our community of caring individuals and organizations that wish to make a positive impact on the lives of children in homeless and domestic violence shelters as they celebrate their birthdays.

How We Started

While volunteering at a homeless shelter, our founder, Rolanda Finch noticed several children running around. She asked the executive director, “How do they celebrate their birthday?” He explained, because of a lack of resources and funding, nothing is done. Rolanda loves to celebrate her birthday. It’s September 14th and she celebrates during the entire month of September! Rolanda felt these children deserved the same enjoyment she remembered as a child and used her personal funds to create birthday parties in shelters where she volunteered.

The children in the shelter became excited whenever the “birthday lady” arrived to give them a smile on their special day. Unfortunately, the shelter closed after a few months. Rolanda was determined to continue bringing smiles to the lives of children in homeless and domestic violence shelters.In 2014, It’s Your Birthday, Inc. was born!

How We Started

While volunteering at a homeless shelter, our founder, Rolanda Finch noticed several children running around. She asked the executive director, “How do they celebrate their birthday?” He explained, because of a lack of resources and funding, nothing is done. Rolanda loves to celebrate her birthday. It’s September 14th and she celebrates during the entire month of September! Rolanda felt these children deserved the same enjoyment she remembered as a child and used her personal funds to create birthday parties in shelters where she volunteered.

The children in the shelter became excited whenever the “birthday lady” arrived to give them a smile on their special day. Unfortunately, the shelter closed after a few months. Rolanda was determined to continue bringing smiles to the lives of children in homeless and domestic violence shelters.In 2014, It’s Your Birthday, Inc. was born!

What We Need

In addition to monetary donations, we accept donations of party items. Our wish list includes:

  • Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Ice Cream
  • Small Toys
  • Entertainment – clowns, face painters, magicians, balloon artists, dancers, etc.
  • $10 Gift Cards – Target, Walmart, Dollar Tree, McDonald’s, Subway, and White Castle

It’s Your Birthday

To create fun and memorable birthday experiences for children that reside in homeless and domestic violence shelters.

 

Media

For press inquiries, please contact It’s Your Birthday, Inc. at (314) 623-8301 or info@itsyourbirthdayinc.org.

AWARDS

  • Focus St. Louis What’s Right with the Region Award – Demonstrating Innovative Solutions (2019)
  • 95.5 Radio Phenomenal Woman Award– Rolanda Finch – Founder of It’s Your Birthday, Inc. (2019)
  • Alloy Apparel Stand Tall Awarrd – Rolanda Finch – Founder of It’s Your Birthday, Inc. (2019)
  • Brown & Crouppon Win the Day (2019)
  • Community Service Public Relations Council Award – Volunteer of the Year (September 2016)
  • Who’s Who in Diversity in Color Publication (June 2016 and 2019)
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Serving as an Entrepreneurial Leader to Prepare the Youth of St. Louis Public Schools to Be Career Ready (May 2016)
  • Top Ladies of Distinction Community Leader Award (May 2016)
  • Reaching Out Award from Town & Style Magazine (October 2015)
  • Stella Artois Give Beautifully Award (2014)

Smiles Made

Help Us

Phone Number: (314) 623-8301

Email Address: info@itsyourbirthdayinc.org