CHEERFUL GIVERS Overview
Target demographics: We serve economically disadvantaged children between the ages of 3-12.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 52,227 children received birthday bags in 2010
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Purchase a variety of small new toys and gift bags, assemble them into the birthday bags and donate them to a shelter or food shelf in their own community. Then contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many bags were filled and where they were donated.
Programs: Our program addresses an unmet need which allows economically disadvantaged parents a way to recognize their child's birthday with a gift. Toy-filled birthday gift bags are assembled by thousands of volunteers (including teens with disabilities and the elderly) and are distributed to shelters and food shelves.