Beverly's Birthdays

Rating: 4.98 stars   53 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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I worked for the permanent housing program that Beverly's Birthdays approached to pilot their project. I was able to see, first-hand, the impact they had on the 50 children we had living there. Every week, kids would ask me if Beverly's was coming that night and would explode with excitement when the answer was yes. Many of the children in the program did not have the chance to celebrate their birthday the way "normal" children do. Beverly's Birthdays was the answer to a void that our organization alone could not fill.

As a provider, our job was to nurture the growth of the family unit. By celebrating a child's birthday, we saw a positive bonding experience between children and their parents and peers. It allowed each child to celebrate their own unique personality. Without Beverly's Birthdays, there would be 50 less children in the world untouched by Birthday Cheer! Bravo!

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

Not a single thing!

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Life-changing

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I met Megs, the founder of Beverly's Birthdays, last year when she was establishing her organization and developing relationships within the homeless service provider community in and around Pittsburgh. Beverly's Birthdays has a compelling mission that is addressing a need that has gone unmet until now. Children in homeless situations face countless challenges on a daily basis; making time for celebration and joy is often lost in the intense struggle to secure housing, food and other basic needs. Beverly's Birthdays is to be commended for recognizing the incredible significance of such celebrations in the lives of children who are enduring tough times. This creative, passionate, fun-loving and responsible team is making such a difference and I am proud that our organizations are able to support each other's work with children and youth experiencing homelessness.

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Life-changing

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Thanks so much for the great review Laura!

Rating: 5 stars  

Beverly's Birthdays is a wonderful organization with big heart behind it! I am in awe by the passion, dedication and enthusiasm that founder Megs Yunn pours into Beverly's Birthdays. Beverly's Birthdays is there to make sure that children in need are celebrated on their most important day. Megs and her cheer squad don't just provide these children with birthday celebrations. They show these children that they are loved!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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