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SimplyBirthdays

What this party meant to me.... We have provided postcards for the shelter families, the birthday recipients, and the volunteers to share their experience in their own words. 


(In the words of those who are living at the shelter....)

  • "Everyone was having a good time and so was I. I liked the cake plus the gift bag. These parties are always fun!"
  • "This birthday was very beautiful and very thoughtful. Birthdays are a special time for our children. I'm glad we could share this time with all the nice people who made this birthday party possible. Thank you very much!"
  • This was an amazing birthday party - everyone had such fun. It made me want to be 8 years old again!I had great fun doing the arts and crafts!"
  • "This birthday was very beautiful and very thoughtful. Birthdays are a special time for children. I am glad we could share this time with all the nice people who made this birthday possible" - Michelle & Sebastian 
  • "This was an amazing birthday party. Everyone had such fun! It made me want to be 8 years old again! The women that directed this party were so good with the kids. I had great fun doing the arts and crafts!" 
  • "Everyone was having a good time and so was I. I liked the cake plus the gift bag. These parties are always fun." 
  • "Seeing these kids light up when they're receive the love represented in the attention, activities, gifts, goodies, treats and joyful atmosphere of the parties...warms my heart and fills me with appreciation for the generosity of the many volunteers in the community who make all this happen. Thank you all!" 
  • "It was a fun filled happy time. The adults enjoyed it every bit as much as the birthday child and celebrated the day along with them. A wonderful party that will be remembered for a long, long time by everyone there." 
  • "I enjoyed watching the people sing along, many without using the words provided. They were really enjoying it." - Diane 

(In the words or our VOLUNTEERS)

  • "Seeing these kids 'light up' when they're receiving the lover represented in the activities, gifts, goodies, treats and joyful atmosphere of the parties warms my heart and fills me with appreciation for  the generosity of the meany volunteers in the community who make all this happen!" - Janet, December 2016
  • "It was a fun-filled happy time. The adults enjoyed it every bit as much as the birthday child...and celebrated the "toy" along with them. A wonderful party that will be remembered for a long, long time by everyone there." - Ed, December 2016
  • "It was a way of sharing a part of me with others who could use a bit of sharing; a time of joining with strangers in a common activity with joy, comfort, enthusiasm and caring." - Roger, December 2016
  • "I enjoyed watching the people sing along, many without using the words provided. (We were singing Christmas carols.) They were really enjoying it!" - Diane, December 2016
  • "It meant that I could for a least one moment help or make someone smile. To let others take a break, laugh and have some fun." Ben - 15 yrs old December 2017
  • "This party meant to me that we participated in making memories that will last a life time and I hope we started new traditions to be shared and passed on." - Ashley, December 2017
  • "It meant that I got to makes somebodies day and put a smile on their face even for an hour or so and have a good time with them, laugh and have fun." - Sophie, 12 yrs old - December 2017
  • "It was a way of sharing a part of me with others who could use a bit of sharing. a time of joining with strangers in a common (but pretty uncommon) activity with joy, comfort, enthusiasm and caring." - Roger