Beverly's Birthdays

Rating: 4.98 stars   52 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 31 Robbins Station Road North Huntingdon PA 15642 USA

Mission: To provide birthday celebrations for homeless children living in shelters in the Pittsburgh region.
Results: We formed Beverly's Birthdays in February of 2012 and this year we will provide birthday presents for approximately 60 children and host twelve birthday celebrations. In the year ahead we are expected to partner with seven different agencies and serve over 200 children.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2013 we will serve over 300 children in 10 shelters throughout Pittsburgh
Programs: Emergency Shelter and Transitional Shelter Birthday Models
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am honored to be a small cog in Beverly's Birthdays operation. This organization not only provides amazing celebrations for the kids they serve, but also provides the food bank with hundreds of "birthdays in a bag" for less fortunate families to have what they need to celebrate. In addition, they provide treat bags for homeless/underprivileged youth in certain schools so they can share their special day with their classmates! The work they do is creating stronger families, happier youth, and shining a light on childhood homelessness. Pittsburgh is proud to have them.

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I have been fortunate to volunteer at a few birthday parties throughout this past year, and I am so thankful that I have. The work and effort that Megs and her team put forth to make every child feel special is inspiring. For a child who may never have been able to have a birhday party before, the significance of this event cannot even be described. Each party provides the essentials: cupcakes, candles, gifts based on what the child likes, games, crafts, etc. Each party is also themed, and my favorite so far was the Wild West, where I taught a line dancing lesson to the song Wagon Wheel. I can't tell you who was smiling more, the kids or the volunteers, because everyone was having such a good time! Beverly's Birthdays is hands down my favorite charity to volunteer for.

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Beverly's Birthdays is such a caring and giving organization that I am proud to be a part of. I have volunteered as a party helper, donated gifts and have provided cupcakes. I have received many cards in the mail from the organization thanking me for my help. They value their volunteers and really make you feel like you have made a difference in a child's life. Seeing the happiness on the children's faces makes you want to help out everyday. The activites planned for the parties are very interactive and fun, the children love it! Beverly's Birthdays is my favorite nonprofit organization.

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I heard about Beverly's Birthdays at the KDKA Hometown Heroes Event in early 2014. After listening to their story with tears in my eyes, i knew i wanted to do something for this wonderful organization. So i signed up to volunteer. It makes my heart smile every time I am a part of making one of these birthday parties happen. i am blessed to be able to help out. Thank you Megs and Team for all you do for these kids. You are giving them memories they will never forget.

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Beverly's birthdays rocks! I have a child who has passed away which mean no mo birthdays for her. Then I met Megs. And I could hear my child. Her mom help others have birthdays since I can't. So last year my family took a collection and we donated in Delaneys name. And then my kids preschool made a box and took donations of party items. We have just finished collections this year for this wonderful group. I love that someone has party's for kids whose family can't have them This is the best what child wants to be without a cake or a party for their birthday? Non and because of Beverly's birthdays that won't happen!

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I met Megs at a tupperware meeting where she was telling us about Beverley's birthday. I sat in the back of the room and knew my daughter who has passed away sent her to me. I have struggled the last 10 birthdays because I can't have parties with my daughter anymore. Here was my way to fix that. Help someone else who helps kids have awesome bday parties. S this year for my daughters birthday the preschool she went to did donations for Delaney. We have a box full of things to be delivered soon. Also since it was my daughters 13th birthday (10 th in heaven) we had a party and we have many others things to deliver too. I love this group and want to start volunteering.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Smiles, replace frowns. Creative games, replace boredom. Smiles, replace tears. Cheer, replaces anxiety. And, a single candle on a cupcake, shines brightly in the hearts of children who find themselves homeless on their birthdays. I just could not be more humbled and grateful to be part of an organization that promises to bring, even for a short while, joy into the lives of children who face homeless every day.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure that they had enough funding to spread even more Birthday Cheer!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Beverly's Birthdays is an amazing organization that I have had the privilege to volunteer with. They create an unforgettable day for so many special children. This organization allows children in difficult situations to escape for a moment and just be kids! There are truly dedicated and amazing people who work hard to create and foster a positive and loving situation for everyone who attend their celebrations.

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I only worked with this organization for a brief time and would like to get more involved, but i can honestly say it was such a great time, what they are doing for these kids is amazing and everyone they have involved truly wants to be there and cares about helping these children. It is an honor to even have been allowed to join in with their efforts.

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When volunteering with Beverly's at a local shelter, I was talking with a teenage child that was living there. Her birthday party was being planned for the following month and I asked her what theme she wanted her party to be. She responded, "I don't even care what the theme is, I'm just so thankful to be having a birthday party." It's moments like these that make you realize how amazing of an organization Beverly's Birthdays really is. They are touching the lives of so many children, one birthday party at a time! Such a fantastic group of people supporting an amazing mission.

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At my first birthday party as a volunteer there was a 6 year old boy who got a bag of cheese puffs as part of his present. He ran around the room screaming and yelling in tears of joy. He never had a cheese puff before, had only heard of them and wished some day he would have the chance to try them :) There is nothing more priceless than to see children full of happiness and that's what Beverly's Birthdays is all about - the kids and their joy.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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