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Mobile, Alabama

Shilpa || Chapter Leader
Hill || Chapter Co-Leader

Hello! Shilpa here and I am a child of immigrants.  In fact, I am actually an immigrant myself because I was born in India and moved to the United States in 1989 at the age of eight. My parents didn’t have much financially when we moved here, but they did the best they could raising three children while working hourly wage jobs in Atlanta. Birthday parties were hard to afford, but my parents always made sure to celebrate each of our birthdays regardless of our financial situation, and like most children, even the smallest celebration meant the world to my siblings and me. 

 

Even though times have been tough for a lot of families with the current economic hardships, I know all parents want to celebrate their children's birthdays. Sadly, some families have a tougher time celebrating these milestones than others. I have immensely enjoyed throwing my children little parties on their birthdays, and I want to help others in our community to do the same. My background is in Human Resources, and I have been a stay-at-home for the last 10 years. The concept of humans being our most valuable resource has never left my sight.

 

I have been a volunteer in Mobile, Alabama for the last six years and have organized a friend group composed of many strong women called “Mothers Motivated to Help Others.” I cannot wait to make more connections and grow this concept of “One Community” even further, after all, we are one big village celebrating one more year of our children getting older. Together, we can make more birthday wishes come true. 

 

Shilpa Burkett

Hi! My name is Hill Aeiker. I was born and raised in Mobile, AL. I went to LSU and spent my summers in college and the subsequent years living in places such as Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Birmingham, AL, Louisville, KY, Seville, Spain and Gainesville, FL. I love exploring the world and all it has to offer. In my mid-twenties I returned to Mobile, met and married my wonderful husband and
currently am a stay at home mom to two beautiful children. When I am not taking care of my family, you will find me doing yoga, cooking, reading, traveling, volunteering at my church or kids’ school and spending quality time with friends.


Some of my earliest memories are of volunteering with my grandmother and mom. They instilled in me the importance of helping others and being plugged in to my community. Birthdays have always been a special time in our family. Seeing the joy
and anticipation on my own childrens’ faces makes me long to spread that to as many children in our area as possible. The joy and love a birthday can give a child is immeasurable. Every child deserves to feel celebrated and loved, especially on their BIG day!

Hill Aeiker

 

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