About Us  

​​About our Board Members...


                                                                    Co-Chair Sheronne Blasi

                                                                    State of Oregon, Veteran's Affairs,

                                                            Served in the navy for 14 years.






Why did you get involved with this organization?  

"I feel privileged to be part of Simply Birthdays because I know they joy these parties bring to Salem's homeless children and their families. Simply Birthdays is also a wonderful way to engage the community in helping our families in need."

What do you do in your spare time?

"I find joy in life by giving back to the community and through my relationships with close friends and family. I have been blessed with an amazing son and friends that share a strong sense of making our community a great place for everyone."


                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                               



                                                                                                                 Co-Chair Laura Perez

                                                                                                                 Educator, Salem-Keizer Public Schools





Why did you get involved with this organization?

"After returning from a mission rip to Mexico, I was dedicated to doing something to make a difference in my own community. Simply Birthdays affords that opportunity, and I have found the birthday parties to be incredibly touching and meaningful - not only to the birthday party recipenets, but also to the many citizens who help make this possible through participation and/or funding."

What do you do in your spare time?

​"My greatest joys are spending time with my own two sons and my husband. I also love to garden and to do various crafts."


                                                                      

Board Member Emmeline Jenkins

Student, South Salem High School

Why did you get involved with this organization?

After volunteering for a few Simply Birthday's parties, I knew it was an organization that genuinely changed lives. I've always been passionate about helping both the homeless and children in our community, and Simply Birthdays is a wonderful way to serve both. I'm grateful to be a part of Simply Birthdays, and having the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. 
What do you do in your spare time?

Outside of academics, I love being part of my school's choir program, in addition to spending time crocheting and sewing. 



 




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