|Mission statement||Every child matters. And homeless children are no exception. Birthday Dreams works tirelessly to make birthday parties happen for the most vulnerable among us. A birthday party is important for a child because it: Marks the day that child was born, validating who they are. Creates a positive memory in a sea of negative, homeless memories. Helps to ease resentments and bitterness. Puts homeless children on similar footing with their peers. Gives the child joy and hope when his/her life seems hopeless. Creates a feeling of togetherness and dignity for the child and his/her family. Shows the child that the community cares and that they are important.|
|Service(s) description||Hosted group birthday parties, non-hosted birthday parties, Birthday-in-a-Box|
|Program impact||not provided|
Community programs are organized into categories known as Community School Elements. All community programs associated with Birthday Dreams are listed below and each program may be provided at 1 or more schools. You can use the 'Show Details' buttons to learn more about each program.
Family Engagement & Support (1 program)
Programs that support partnership with families and caregivers so that families can understand and support their child's academic and social emotional learning, easily navigate schools/district systems, and so that schools can leverage the assets and knowledge of families within the school community.