Project Birthday is a 100% volunteer organization providing birthday parties to children in need. The mission of Project Birthday is to brighten and celebrate the lives of those in need by providing monthly birthday parties and gifts to children living at the St. John’s and Next Move family shelters in Sacramento. Project Birthday volunteers also deliver a monthly “Birthday in a Box” ready-to-go birthday party to families that reside at the Volunteers of America transitional living campus. Primary Contact Phone Number: (916) 447-7063
Primary Contact Email: email@example.com
Facility Phone Number: (916) 447-7063
8001 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826
Organization or Company Website: http://projectbirthday.org
What generated your interest in working with Girl Scouts?:
Girl Scout troops has been helping us with our parties since our inception in 2004. They have been very gracious and helpful in throwing parties for kids in shelters around our community.
How would you like to work with Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC)?:
• Provide community service opportunities to Girl Scouts
What types of activities/programs would you like to offer Girl Scout families?:
Party Sponsors - A Party Sponsor group will deliver and throw a party at one of our monthly Project Birthday party locations. They will provide: gifts (1-2 per birthday child), decor, cupcakes and drinks. They will play games with the kids and make the birthday celebrants extra special.
Birthday in a Box - If you're unable to attend a party and/or want to contribute in other ways, Birthday in a Box is the perfect opportunity to help! Fill a box with the following: Party decorations and supplies, party favors (30 count), children's gifts (new and unused), and gift cards.
How do your organization's goals correspond with the mission of Girl Scouting to build girls of courage, confidence and character through entrepreneurship and financial literacy, life skills, outdoor/environmental, take action and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math)? * The Girl Scouts are always known to take action and make a difference in their community in their own way. By celebrating parties with children in need, they are sharing the best gift they can give: to value one's life. Birthday parties are being taken for granted by a blessed child, but for children living in homelessness, this is a great privilege that they would love to experience once in a year.
Which student grade levels will benefit most from this opportunity?:
• Daisy (Grades K-1)
• Brownie (Grades 2-3)
• Junior (Grades 4-5)
• Cadette (Grades 6-8)
• Senior (Grades 9-10)
• Ambassador (Grades 11-12)
Are adults welcome?: Yes
Describe your qualifications to lead these types of activities and programs for girls.:
I have been a party coordinator for Project Birthday for a year. Handling volunteers like the Girl Scouts are a huge part of my work. I am constantly coordinating Girl Scout parents' request in letting their girls handle their own parties and I gladly accommodate any troops request. I also guide the parents in what to do before, during, and after the event. I also ask for feedback to let me know what to improve on for parties in the future.
Have you worked with Girls Scouts in the past? If yes, please describe. If you have a direct contact please list them below. Yes, the Girl Scouts are really great volunteers! I saw them playing with the kids and are great at preparing the party for them.
This year, I have one contact who will be having a Project Birthday party with us:
Becca Cunningham - firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the costs associated with this program? Is there and overall cost versus a cost per participant?:
The costs of the program depends on the resources that the Girl Scouts will acquire. Since we send out a wish list for them to choose a gift to give to each birthday child, we can estimate that the total cost to do a party is under $50 with gifts and under $30 without the gifts.
• Organization will ensure that all Girl Scouts meeting the age requirements and activity prerequisites are welcomed.
• Programming will take place in a public or approved venue.
• There is no element of direct sales involved. (Troops may not participate in money earning projects for other organizations.)
• Organization will not collect names and/or addresses for the purposes of mailing lists.
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