Thank you “Round the Rock” for the nice story and the info about our upcoming fundraising event! Can’t wait!

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http://roundtherocktx.com/the-happy-birthdays-organization.html

A Taylor Swift birthday…

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Over the weekend my daughters and I made a Taylor Swift themed birthday box for a little girl who turned 9 this week. They painted a T and an S red and we framed a picture of her to add to the decorations. Today I had the opportunity to tour the facility where the girl lives and I found this right next to one of the small beds. It sure makes me feel good knowing that we are giving a little happiness to some children who deserve it more than anyone. Many thanks to all our wonderful volunteers.

What a wonderful thank you email!

 

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We received this beautiful thank you email from an all girls group home that we serve. It might make you cry…

I just had to write to you and say “the birthday box is AMAZING!!!” I’m blown away. We have never been able to offer our kiddos something like this. I know it is just going to make them feel even more excited for their birthday then they already are. And for some girls who struggle with the thought of having a birthday I think this will make them feel super special and cared for. Most of these girls, who come to us so filled with fear, scars and uncertainty, never in their dreams thought they would have a ​birthday party. For some it is their first one ever . That is something a “family” proudly ​does for its children ……but our girls have rarely led a loving, nurturing life while supported by proud parents. We have the chance to change that and create new memories for our girls that help them to grow and heal. Birthdays are one of the monumental cherished memories in every ones life, thank you for making it so special!!!!!!​W e are so fortunate to you and volunteers for becoming a part of our girls new “family “.

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One of the many places Happy Birthdays provides birthday boxes are the Rainbow Rooms. Rainbow Rooms are located within the CPS offices and function as serving centers for caseworkers and the children in their caseloads. Things like clothing, toiletries, diapers, beds, and toys are available 24 hours a day for children in need. We received this wonderful email from a caseworker…

We had a parent in the office and we were talking to him. His wife left and he is raising his little girl by himself. He is involved in an FBSS case and is struggling to work a full time job, complete services, and raise his three year old daughter. In the conversation he became very sad and stated that his daughter’s birthday is the next day and he only had $20 left to get him through the rest of the week. She would not really be having a birthday this year. While he continued to talk to the other worker I went into the rainbow room. The other worker had given him a little dress for her. I was able to get her a toy and a book. Then I saw them, beautifully decorated boxes on the wall with the words “birthday in a box” written on them. No one was there right then so I took one down and looked inside the box. Everything this dad would need to make this little girl’s birthday special was in the box. I took the box knowing that you guys are so good about things I wouldn’t really get in trouble, and brought it to the dad. While looking through the box he kept repeating “Oh My God”. With tears in his eyes he stated “this is going to be epic”. Both the other worker and myself also had tears in our eyes. Because of peoples generosity and partnership for children a little girl turning 4 years old was going to have an “epic” birthday party.