The Birthday Joy Program
The Birthday Joy Program has monthly birthday parties for children residing in homeless shelters and group homes. These children are in crisis at the most vulnerable time of their lives, their childhood. Many have never had a birthday party or even a birthday cake. At these parties, each child with a birthday for the month is celebrated with all the other children in the shelters and party guests. Between 120- 150 children attend the birthday party each month. Every child celebrating a birthday receives a gift based on their interests as well as a personalized pillow.