Category: Impact-First, charity
Area of work/impact: poverty
How to engage: volunteer.give.share your birthday. www.thebirthdaypartyproject.org
With a mission is to bring JOY to homeless children through the magic of birthdays, the team at the Birthday Party Project is changing lives one party at a time. They host monthly birthday parties at homeless and transitional living facilities with the goal of making children feel celebrated and valued.
They launched in 2012, hosting one party a month at a single shelter with 60 children in attendance. Due to the dedication of their Birthday Enthusiasts (volunteers), they now host 28 birthday parties per month in 11 cities. To date, they have celebrated over 3,100 birthdays with 19,500 kids and 7,500 Enthusiasts, bringing people together across socio-economic barriers to celebrate!
The team from the TV show, The Chew, explains it so much better than I can. Watch below:
Founder, Paige Chenault believes that joy changes lives. As Chief Birthday Enthusiast (CEO), Paige manages a team of committed, energetic professionals. Under her leadership, The Birthday Party Project has grown to serve over 1,200 children a month in 11 metropolitan areas. Prior to The Birthday Party Project, Paige founded Paige Chenault Events, a successful event planning company, which she managed for nearly a decade. Paige lives in Dallas with her husband, Colin; their seven-year-old and biggest inspiration and cheerleader, Lizzie; and their two-year-old GoldenDoodle, Joy. They have regular Sunday night dance parties.