Meet our Development Director, Sarah Wells! Sarah spends her time with BOB orchestrating sponsorships and grants, running our Pledge Your Birthday program, and organizing #GivingTuesday efforts. We have a quick interview with her so you can learn more about our leadership team!
How (and why) did you get involved with Box of Balloons?
I became a volunteer with Box of Balloons 3 years ago, as a way to introduce my then 4 year old and 1 year old to charitable giving. My girls are party planners and love all things birthday, so I thought Box of Balloons was the perfect fit for us. We love the mission and have enjoyed working together to make birthdays happy for others.
I was blessed to have family and friends that made all of my birthdays special and I hope to have a hand in making birthdays special for others.
Tell us a little about you:
My husband, Kenny, and I have two beautiful little girls, Maycee and Nola. We moved to Wisconsin from Ohio just over three years ago and are Buckeyes through and through. When I am not working with Box of Balloons or spending time with our girls, you can find me helping run our family businesses, Wells Farms and Wishing Wells Boutique or spending time with my Moms Club friends.
What is your favorite birthday memory?
My favorite Birthday memory was when I turned 8. My mom took me shopping and told me we had to stop by my babysitters house, where they all threw me a surprise birthday party.
What’s one of your favorite birthday box themes you’ve seen?
I don't have one specific theme that was my favorite but I am always partial to the unique themes that aren't a widely found, commercialized theme because they always stretch our volunteers creativity and they come up with some amazing parties!