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The Party project

Donating Birthday Gifts for Children in Local Domestic Violence & Homeless Shelters

The Party Project was started by Jenna Cohan of Whimsy Party in 2016. It is a social media driven grass roots group of volunteers who aim to deliver birthday gifts & additional seasonal support (Amazon wish lists for monthly basic household supplies, Summer Sun Kits, Fall Fresh Start Backpacks, Holiday meals etc) to children living in local homeless and domestic violence shelters. We feel that a birthday  is something all children should experience no matter what their situation or environment is-it should not be a luxury for just some of our children. For families and children facing homelessness, they are constantly coping with a new normal and they need our help. These birthday bags and year round support are given in the spirit of making sure these children feel loved, celebrated and of course-normal. We are not a formal charity organization so our donations are given “in kind” and do not involve cash. The Party Project is a community based movement to lift up children in our local shelters and we would love to have you join our project.

 

How You Can Get Involved-2 Ways!

1.) The BDay Bag Donation which delivers birthday gifts & a nut free cake or dozen cupcakes to a child ages 1-19 living in a shelter or violence safe location so they can celebrate regardless of their current environment. We found this to be incredibly empowering to the mothers and families as well. For a mom who has not been able to provide many material items let alone a birthday party, this Bday Bag is an inspiring item for all involved.

Bday Bag Donation Details:

This is perfect for individuals, families, schools and groups who want to take action and bring a smile to a child’s face! A great way for students needing to fill service hours or religious groups looking to come together. If you are celebrating your own birthday you could opt to have your own guests fill this Bday Bag & nut free cake or cupcakes for a child in need.

How To Get Started:

-Join our Facebook group The Party Project to learn of upcoming Bday Bag needs as well as ongoing help initiatives we are doing for the shelter families. There is always a way to get you & your family involved.

-Print out the material on how to set up and deliver the Bday Bsg. Below is a list of all wrapped new items you would need to purchase to fill your bag, guidelines and drop off/mailing information. All Bday Boxes must include gift items + a nut free cake. We have broken out the Bday Box donation for suggested items, quantities, places to purchase & suggested brands for the following ages and *Please see below for BDay Box Item List Per Bag:

*Items We Cannot Gift/Donate To The Children: To keep the children we are serving safe and to be conscious of space constraints we cannot offer them used items, stuffed animals, pinatas, candy, violent toys, personal birthday cards, electronics or video games, room decor, gift cards, ride on toys, or any item that could be considered an allergy or choking hazard.

*Gifting Guidelines For All BDay Bags:

Gifts Must All Be New In Their Original Packaging and Wrapped. It is best to provide any necessary batteries. All bags must be new & celebratory feeling. You are welcome to donate more items than we suggest if you have the means. NUT FREE cake or cupcakes only please. Please include a candle.

*BDay Bag Item List Based On Age & Gender

Newborn Gender Neutral

2 Books

Set of Bath Washcloths

Baby Soap for Bath

1 Set of Pacifiers

1 Newborn Diaper + Wipes Pack

Nut free cake or cupcakes with candle

Toddler Girl or Boy (1-4 years)

2 Books

Craft Supplies

1 Age Appropriate Toy (Suggested Brands via Amazon: VTech, Mellissa&Doug, Playmobil, KidCraft)

Nut Free Cake or Cupcakes with candle

Grade School Girl or Boy (5-10 years)

2 Books

Board Game or Handheld Game i.e. Rubix Cube

Craft Supplies (craft kits, paper colored pencils, pens, sketchbooks)

1 Age Appropriate Toy (Suggested Brands via Amazon: VTech, Mellissa&Doug, Playmobil, KidCraft)

Nut Free Cake or Cupcakes with candle

Teen Boy/Girl (13-18 years)

1 Hygeine/Beauty Item i.e. Ax Set, Lotion Sets, Make Up, Nail Polish sets etc

1 Sports Equipment (football, yoga mat etc)

Water Bottle

1 Book

Nut Free Cake or Cupcakes with candle

Above & Beyond Bday Bag Ideas?

Email us or post to the FB group if you would like to also cook or arrange a dinner/lunch food donation to the birthday child and his or her family

Email us or post to the FB group if you would like to arrange for balloons for the birthday child to be delivered with his/her BDay Box or at the Activity Party

Have other ideas? We want to hear about them! Just be advised we are not a formal charity, just a concerned group so we cannot donate cash or certain goods but we can facilitate some great things that will directly change the lives of the children who need it the most.