Happy New Year! We are so thrilled to have wrapped up 2018 successfully with over 700 kiddos in need being celebrated with a happy birthday. We gained many volunteers and supporters as well, so incredible.
As we now look forward to this new year we are already getting started on one of our big goals, 100 Birthday Pledgers who raise at least $100!
Our Pledge Your Birthday program is not new, it is actually one of the first things we started when Box of Balloons was born. It is a way for people, adults and children, to celebrate their own birthday by giving back to children in need. As a mom of three kiddos I am always looking for ways to teach them about giving, doing small things with great love and challenging them to think of others before themselves. Their birthday is the perfect time for this as all of the attention is on them, they get to have a big birthday party, delicious cake and way too many presents. My encouraging them to pledge their birthday we are shifting the focus to children just like them who will not get to have that same celebration if we don't help out.