Project Category: Other
Number of Participants: Fewer than 50
Duration of Project: 1-4 Hours
Cost: We ask for a $5 donation per volunteer (only if we have to purchase supplies for the project)
Service Opportunities: Project or Activity, Collecting Goods or Financial Donations
Location: Project locations vary depending on groups interest. Pittsburgh and our North Huntingdon, PA office. MAP LINK
Beverly’s Birthdays provides birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in need. We believe that every child, regardless of personal or financial circumstances, deserves a very special birthday. We spread birthday cheer 365 days a year.
Impact: Since 2012, Beverly's Birthdays has been able to recognize over 30,000 birthdays throughout the Pittsburgh region. The short-term result of a Beverly's Birthdays programming is that we give these families an opportunity to put their stress "on hold." We like to think of our services as "cognitive gifts', which allow the brain to take a break from the stress. It is an opportunity to focus on something good, fun, and for these children, "a normal kid having a birthday." The long-term results associated with Beverly's Birthdays programming is that we leave a positive, lasting impression on the children and families we serve. Research indicates that healthy self-esteem exists when we believe that we are valued, competent, worthy, admired, and accepted. The magical moments we create benefit the children initially, but they can affect them for a lifetime.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Depending on the groups interests, we can have volunteers help at our toy warehouse in North Huntingdon, PA (sorting, assembling birthday packages, etc.) We can create off-site packing experiences. Finally, groups can volunteer at our birthday parties held at local shelters (clearances required).
F&B Provided for Volunteers: Yes
Option to Move Project to a Different Location: Yes