"We had a great party last night. One of the boys taught everyone the Cotton Eyed Joe
dance and all the kids came up with some very creative ways to do the limbo! The highlight was when the
14yr old birthday boy got a skateboard. His whole face lit up. At one point he was almost crying and you
could see that this party really meant a lot to him. Way to go Birthday Wishes!"
- Philip, Birthday Wishes Volunteer Party Coordinator
"Through my daughters, I know how much birthdays mean to children and how excited they
get about them. I first became aware of Birthday Wishes when I was looking for a place to designate
donations from my daughter's birthday. Birthday Wishes was perfect because its mission was something 5 year
olds could grasp. I had been looking for some time for an organization that my family could become involved
with – Birthday Wishes was more than I was even hoping for."
- Sue R, volunteer
"I always dreamed of helping an organization such as yours since my wife was homeless as
a child herself. She treasures her birthdays today because of so many that went un-noticed back then. There
are no agencies that handle this for the DFW area where we live, but I hope someday there will be. It's is a
fantastic charity. Thank you for all the work you are doing! "
- Michael J., who sells items on EBay & donates
a portion of his proceeds to Birthday Wishes
"The house was buzzing with excitement. The moms were very pleased with the party and the
kids were just smiling ear to ear. Sometimes I wonder if you all know how much something as simple as a
birthday party is to our kids. Thank you so much!”
- Jessica, Second Step Shelter, Newton
"My initial introduction to Birthday Wishes was through our Cub Scout Pack. Our group of
4th grade Scouts host the parties for the Mary Martha Learning Center in Hingham. The parties have lead us
to helping the shelter in other ways - the boys have raked leaves and collected needed personal care items.
It's been a wonderful learning experience for all of us.”
- Lori R.