Help a Homeless Child Celebrate their Birthday!

Have you ever wondered how children living in homeless shelters celebrate their birthday? Birthday Wishes was started in 2002 when 3 friends wanted to help children in a Newton, MA shelter celebrate birthdays. Today, Birthday Wishes makes a difference in the lives of homeless children throughout New England  by bringing them the joy of a birthday party. The parties give them an opportunity to celebrate and give them hope. For families experiencing homelessness, it allows them to maintain some of their rituals, like celebrating a birthday. Birthday Wishes ensures that children are not denied this important rite of passage simply because of their living situation. See their birthday video on YouTube here.

Have an upcoming birthday and want to help? Here’s how to start a birthday campaign

Order a Hearts and Craft kit to benefit Birthday Wishes. With a donation of as little as $25, Birthday Wishes will mail you a popular craft kit to do at home. Each kit contains 3 different projects and all proceeds benefit Birthday Wishes.

How to get involved*

Become a Party Coordinator
Volunteer Party Coordinators (PCs) are members of the community who make a one-year commitment to run monthly birthday parties for children at an assigned homeless shelter.

Volunteer Driver
Delivery Drivers are members of the community who make a one-year commitment to delivering to shelters, and sometimes transporting supplies between their Massachusetts offices.

Party Volunteers
Party Volunteers are members of the community who are able to make a one year commitment to assist Party Coordinators in hosting monthly birthday parties for children at an assigned homeless shelter.

*Right now, shelter birthday parties with volunteers are on hold to protect the shelter staff, families and volunteers. Birthday Wishes is using their Birthday in a Box program to deliver everything for a child’s party to shelters, motels and agencies.

Upcoming Events

Walk for Birthdays
Walk May 1 – June 6
Registration opens 3/20: $35/adult and $20/student

Putt for Presents
11th Annual Golf Tournament
July 23

Enjoy a great day of golf, contests, prizes, lunch and more at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA all while supporting our mission to provide birthday celebrations to homeless children throughout the region! Registration and event details coming soon.

Right now, shelter birthday parties with volunteers are on hold to protect the shelter staff, families and volunteers. Birthday Wishes is using their Birthday in a Box program to deliver everything for a child’s party to shelters, motels and agencies.

Want to donate to someone’s birthday party today?¬† You can do that here.

Birthday Wishes
24 Superior Dr
Natick, MA 01760

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