Frequently Asked Questions
What is Birthday Blessing
Birthday Blessing is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that organizes birthday parties for under-privileged children with the hope of making them feel loved and important on their special day. Our mission is to touch their lives and to show them how much Jesus Christ loves them and wants a relationship with them.
Why was Birthday Blessing created?
Birthday Blessing was created to enable parents who are struggling financially to provide the gift of a party to their children – something that parents who are financially stable often take for granted. Parents may have been stripped of their jobs, their homes, their cars but they do not have to deny their children a special celebration in their honor. Birthdays are special because they celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. No two people are alike. That’s by God’s design. So, the birthday of a child is a big reason for celebration. The birthday is a milestone in a child’s life that is meant to bring family and friends together; it’s a time to celebrate all the child has achieved during the year and it’s a time to look forward with hope and excitement about the future.
Who qualifies for Birthday Blessing?
We work with various shelters and social organizations (such as The Samaritan Inn) to identify children living in unfortunate situations. We seek children and families who would benefit most from the ministry. If you know of a child and family in need you may Contact Us at Birthday Blessing. We’d be happy to discuss the situation in more detail, however, we primarily rely on recommendations from churches and social organizations.
What ages are we celebrating birthdays for?
In general, we celebrate birthdays for children from 3 to 12 years old. There might always be extenuating circumstances, so we welcome you to Contact Us to discuss in more detail if a child/family you know is eligible.
When will your birthday be celebrated?
Birthday Blessing will sponsor one, or more, birthday party events every month to celebrate birthdays near that date. Additional parties may be scheduled, as needed.
Where will your birthday be celebrated?
Different venues have offered their locations for the parties (like Peter Piper Pizza and Frisco Horse Park). And we’re always looking for additional locations in the areas near where the birthday children live.
What will be provided at the party?
Birthday Blessing will provide food, drinks, cake, party favors, gifts, songs, lots of fun, and maybe even a few little surprises!? And plenty of love and friendship, too!
Who can you invite to your party?
The birthday child may invite up to six people of their choice – usually siblings and/or friends. Of course, anyone may attend as a visitor (but at their own expense).
What is the cost of a party?
At each party Birthday Blessing will spend approximately $75-$100 per birthday child. This can vary due to several factors, including such things as the venue, party favors, gifts, number of invited guests for each birthday child, etc.
Will there be any cost for the birthday child and their family?
No, there is no cost to the birthday child’s family or invited guests. It is Birthday Blessing’s honor to provide this memorable event in the child’s life.
How can I help Birthday Blessing?
There are several ways you can help. Birthday Blessing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, so your donations may be tax-deductable. If you want to donate toys or gifts, volunteer your time, provide a party venue, or identify eligible children, please Contact Us to discuss the details. To make a financial donation Contact Us for arrangements, or call us at (214) 923-7300.