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February 2017 Entry

Birthday Celebrations for Kids in Need

Sarah Wells
Sun Prairie · WI
Overview
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Birthday celebrations are a rite of passage for many children around the country. However when the child is living in a shelter or the family is struggling to pay their bills a birthday party often is the first thing to be put off. Box of Balloons is a non-profit organization on a mission to make each birthday happy and every child celebrated. Every child deserves to feel special, be celebrated and have a memorable party despite the circumstances they find them selves in. Box of Balloons believe that a birthday celebration can give families the hope they may be missing. Box of Balloons believes in "throwing kindness around by confetti" by providing a complete individualized birthday party in a box to children in need.

How will you use the $10k?

Each birthday box provided to a child in need costs approximately $75 and includes everything the family would need to throw a fun themed birthday party for their child and five friends. Box of Balloons provides on average 30 birthday parties per month to children in need across the country. The $10,000 would provide 133 birthday parties to children in need over 5 months.

What impact do you hope to make?

The children served by Box of Balloons referred to the program through community service social workers and programs such as homeless shelters and agencies, domestic abuse shelters, early childhood initiative programs, food pantries, low income elementary schools and more. To these children and their families these birthday parties provide joy, hope, a reason to celebrate and an opportunity to escape the harsh reality of the day to day struggles of their life.

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Birthday Celebrations for Kids in Need
Birthday Celebrations for Kids in Need
Birthday Celebrations for Kids in Need
Birthday Celebrations for Kids in Need

The birthday boxes would be delivered to children in need starting in September and continue until 133 children are served or 6 months has elapsed. On average Box of Balloons services 30 children per month, therefore the money provided by KIND Snacks would allow for birthdays to be celebrated through January 2017.

Every month, KIND supports one cause with $10,000

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