Doesn't every child deserve a Happy Birthday?
Imagine being a 6-year-old child and your birthday is today. However, there are no birthday presents, balloons or even a birthday card for you. Then imagine being the parent of that child, and because you are struggling to feed your family, there is no way you can afford to buy even a small birthday gift for your child.
We believe that birthday celebrations instill self-esteem and strengthen family bonds. That's why Cheerful Givers provides toy-filled gift bags for children who are living in poverty on their birthday. Children, like Susan, who didn't know she had a birthday until she was 7 years old and received a Cheerful Givers birthday gift bag from her Mom.
With the help of wonderful volunteers, we made sure the birthdays of 137,000 disadvantaged children were not forgotten last year, but we need your help to do more because one in every five children across the country is now living in poverty.
Just $2 will provide crayons and a coloring book for a child on their birthday. Each gift of $10 provides an entire gift bag for one child. $18 will put Happy Birthday pencils in 144 gift bags. $120 will bring birthday joy and a lot of needed self-esteem to one child each month for a year. Do you agree that every child deserves a Happy Birthday?