Not that we need a holiday to celebrate but today is World Party Day! World Party Day is based on the idea that peace is not the opposite of war, merely its absence. The real opposite of war is party, and World Party Day aims to synchronise a massive, world-wide party to celebrate everything that’s good and optimistic. So today we celebrate all the good happening here at Box of Balloons!
Our vision here at Box of Balloons is to have a chapter in every single state. There are thousands of children across the country in need and who will not be celebrated this year if we do not step in. This year we have set a goal to open 12 new chapters in 12 new states. We intentionally selected states where the need is high and no one is celebrating birthdays for these children. One of our goal states for the year is Arkansas and I am so thrilled to announce we have a new chapter in Arkansas! Katelynn is leading this chapter and can't wait to celebrate children in her community.
Some more goodness happening here at Box of Balloons is the number of birthdays and children we celebrated in the month of March! It was a crazy busy party-hard month where we celebrated 108 children. It continues to leave me speechless every month as I see the numbers and the amazing volunteers across the country making these celebrations possible. Our Aurora, IL chapter has been giving many birthday boxes each month to children in homeless shelters. Here is a super cute PAW-ty they gave to a sweet little boy last week.