This organization is amazing. They throw birthday parties, provide gifts and basic necessities for children experiencing homelessness. From newborn babies to young adults, they truly care about each individual and make them feel special on a day they may otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to celebrate - their birthdays.
Every child deserves to be celebrated on their most special day of the year. Beverly’s Birthday is the gift that will keep on giving long into these children’s futures!
Beverly's Birthdays provides birthday bins for our families. The families appreciate it SO MUCH! Sometimes I can actually see the tension release from a parent's body when they know their child's birthday is covered and they no longer have to stress about finding the money or catching a bus(or 2) to go to the store. The kids always have a great time at the quarterly birthday celebrations and live picking outfits from the birthday boutique- it makes them feel SPECIAL :)
I’ve followed Beverly’s Birthdays since the beginning and still tear up when I share the story and mission. Ms. Megs and her team really are impacting an entire generation of children and giving them simple things... a laugh, a cupcake, a smile, some socks and undies... hope. Things that every child deserves. As a supporter, I look forward to seeing what their next mission will entail!
Imagine you’re a child of any age, and it’s your birthday. Then imagine there’s no party and no presents because your family is homeless or their resources are so limited that a party and presents aren’t possible. That’s where Beverly’s Birthdays steps in!
By throwing parties or offering party supplies, by providing gift packages that include a toy, a book and other items, by allowing the child to pick a new outfit plus providing essentials like PJs, underwear and socks, by supporting moms with some essentials as they prepare to care for newborns, and by offering other related services, Beverly’s Birthdays brings cheer to those celebrating birthdays in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties in PA.
Whether you can help by volunteering, by providing toys, books, outfits or other items or by making a monetary donation, know you will be giving a child a birthday to remember and giving your own heart a reason to celebrate, too!
Such an amazing non profit!!! Beverlys birthdays has done sensational work in our community. Meg is so awesome and enthusiastic. Our area is very blessed with her talents, generosity and huge heart.
I donate to Beverly's via smileamazon every time I shop. Also, donated toys with their convienent drop off box, have fun bidding on and sometimes winning the auctions, stopped by one day just to help and was welcomed. Everyone is so friendly and do they know how to throw a party. Their funraisers are great PNC park, cookie contests etc. But mostly, the posts of the children on their special day with their new outfits and little frosting covered smiles are what melt my heart. Please support this cause, they are worthy.
Beverly's Birthdays is truly one of the most extraordinary organizations that is doing life-changing work for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The joy, pride, and celebration that they are instilling into some of our most in need kids is something that cannot really be put into words. Everyone deserves to be celebrated on their birthday as a reminder that their life matters and they're valued. Beverly's Birthdays is making this happen for kids that often don't get this experience, and (for some), who have never had a birthday before in their life. If you want to smile and feel like you're doing something that matters, then look no further than Beverly's Birthdays!
I cannot truly put into words how extraordinary this non-profit is overall. I sincerely believe that the work Beverly's Birthdays is doing in the Pittsburgh community for children and youth experiencing homelessness is so worthwhile. I also believe that the joy this organization brings to children at a very hard and stressful time will help to bring true hope to them long-term.
I watched a TV interview several years ago when this was just in start up mode. It really moved my husband and I...we're unable to help physically, but have donated frequently, and will continue to do so. This group does wonderful things for underprivileged children! Love seeing their happy faces in picture! Great job, guys!
I volunteer through my work with a friend. This hits close to home for me, I know what it's like to not have a birthday party and no child should experience this.
what Beverly's Birthdays does for the community is amazing and everyone involved should be commended.They don't do it for the recognition but for the pure joy it brings the children and their families.
My name is Joanne and I am a new volunteer with Beverly's Birthdays. I learned about Beverly's Birthdays while watching Mike Rowes "Returning the Favor". That is when I knew I had to get involved. I have had the pleasure of volunteering at 3 parties. They are fun from start to finish! I love seeing the kids walk into the decorated party room with big smiles on their faces. The parties I have had the privilege of attending have been in places that provide transitional housing, protection from abuse, as well as housing for people dealing with homelessness. But you would not know that for the 90 minutes of pure birthday bliss! As happy as these precious children are when they walk into the room....they are even happier when they leave with treats, new clothes and wonderful memories. Not only are the children happy....their Moms always seem to have smiles on their faces as well. As for me....I cannot wait to sign up for the next birthday party!
I think what this organization does is fantastic but I feel they’ve grown too fast and “ask” for help all of the time but then never follow through. I volunteered at a birthday party over 5 years ago and have donated cupcakes, clothing, toys, backpacks, treat bags for years now. I saw a post a few months back that stated you would get a t-shirt for a $25 donation. I donated $50 hoping to get 2 shirts for my boyfriend and I to wear to raise awareness in the community and on our business page and never received them. I also emailed months ago when they were asking for delivery drivers and offered my help and still have yet to receive a return email. My last straw was when I stopped in for their open house last month with a large bag of 2 piece outfits and let the lady there know that I never received my shirts and she said someone would call me which never happened. I think I will have to choose another local organization to donate to.
Hi! I am terribly embarrassed that you’ve had such a discouraging experience with us!! I’m so sorry. We definitely want to remedy this. Please email me directly at [email protected] and at the very least we can get you your t-shirts.
I volunteered once for this organization. I will definitely be doing again! It was a great, rewarding experience. I continue to send donations and you can too!!
The true dignity shown to kids by celebrating their very special day and giving the families the tools to provide the tangible assistance is beyond BEAUTIFUL! So very proud to have an organization like this in Pittsburgh serving our most vulnerable neighbors in need.
I have been involved with Beverly's Birthdays for two years now and they are by far my favorite Pittsburgh charity! The joy, love and positivity they spread is awe-inspiring. My favorite memory volunteering with this organization happened at a birthday party. At the end of the party, it was time to sing Happy Birthday to the birthday kids, and when we lit the candle in this little 4 year old girl's cupcake, she lit up like a Christmas tree! After the party was over, she was crying because she didn't want to leave. I highly recommend volunteering at a birthday party!
Beverly's Birthdays is truly going above and beyond as a non-profit in the realm of child and family services. Their mission is unique in its origination of core principles in child development- that children need to feel wanted, celebrated, and special. Can you imagine where you would be today if you didn’t have the heroes and supporters in your childhood to help you discover how important you are? If every child had this privilege that Beverly’s Birthdays has initiated, our society would be built on love, appreciation, and acceptance in ourselves and others. These children, who are at a disadvantage because of life circumstances outside of their control, are offered a chance to feel like a kid should, full of play and happiness. Every program they offer children and families has a distinct purpose and has created waves of cheer throughout Pittsburgh. I encourage everyone to get involved in any way possible that fits your strengths and interests. It is truly special to see the amount of families they impact! As a professional in the field of child and family services, my view of children has been positively impacted by their work and inspired me to take their mission into many other aspects of human services.
Volunteering with Beverly's Birthdays is an unparalleled experience. For a small amount of time, you get to be joy and cheer providers for children and families who so greatly deserve to feel loved, honored, and celebrated. I've volunteered with Beverly's since it's inception, and I could not be more proud to witness it's growth and accomplishments. Megs Yunn and her wonderful team respond to and meet all needs of the vulnerable population they serve. From the parties and presents to baby showers and the new mobile boutique, they have found every way to serve deserving families in Pittsburgh and spread as much love, glitter, and cheer as they possibly can. The world could use more organizations like Beverly's Birthdays.
Beverly's is hands down one of the top non-profit organizations you will find in the Pittsburgh region (or really, anywhere). This is an organization led by a bunch of dedicated, generous, positive souls who work tirelessly to spread joy among homeless children in the area. The atmosphere of a Beverly's Birthday party is unlike anything you will ever experience, and as a volunteer, I have felt just as fortunate as the children receiving the party to be able to witness it and feel it's impact. When these kids grow older and think back on their childhood, I have no doubt that their Beverly's Birthdays parties will be one of the top highlights they recall. The world needs more people like Megs Yunn, Josh Whiteside, and Michelle Messer, and fortunately, I think the world will get more just like them through the children these three are impacting.
Beverly’s birthdays has helped me teach my children about generosity and how it feels to help others. My daughter was a Champion of Cheer and when people heard about her project, it spread like wild fire. She was so excited as donations rolled in. I could never have taught her such a lesson alone. Most organizations require participants to be 18.
We absolutely love the work that Beverly's Birthdays is doing. Putting a smile on a child's face on their special day is only part of what they do - they are instilling self confidence in children and showing families that they care.
Beverly's Birthday's is the best nonprofit organization that provides birthday cheer 365 days a year. Megs took something that was a tiny idea and over the past couple of years it has grown and flourished. Positively affected the lives of so many children! Great work!
I read about this organization in Parents magazine and just felt compelled to help these children have a more positive birthday experience!
The idea of a kid never knowing the joy of celebrating his/her own birth is so heartbreaking, but Beverly's Birthdays warms all those hearts with fun and cheer and a little lightness to give hope, and they make it so easy to help them with their mission. Keep up the excellent work!
What a fantastic idea and so well executed! It's a simple idea, but not easy to make happen and these folks do it so well.
Love working with this amazing charity to bring birthday cheer to deserving kids in the Pittsburgh area! It's so easy to volunteer for a charity in my hometown even though I live far away. I love that you can participate with Beverly's in big and small ways. They make it so easy to share the love!
I have had nothing but positive experiences in my volunteer work with Beverly's Birthdays. They do amazing work for providing celebrations for children's birthdays with food, themed cupcakes, activities and gifts. And their work expands to baby showers for expectant mothers who might otherwise not have all that is needed for their baby. Plus they make sure that grade school children aren't left out on their birthdays and can bring a treat to share with the class.
The children and their parent(s) are so appreciative of these events. It is heartwarming to see that they have something on their birthdays that they might not otherwise get.
Beverly's Birthday's fills a void in the lives of so many. They are awesome.
I volunteered for a party once and it was a fantastic experience from all aspects. I even interviewed for a job at Beverlys birthdays not long after and everyone was so kind. The job wasn't a right fit, but I would absolutely not hesitate to continue to volunteer.
I also work with children experiencing homelessness at my job and can attest to the importance of the work they do here.
The growth of this charity speaks volumes to the importance of their mission. Every child is made to feel special and important. And you can't put a dollar value on that....it's priceless!
Beverly's Birthdays does a great job reminding each kid of their innate dignity! Thanks for bringing so many smiles to Pittsburgh!
I volunteered at Beverly's Birthdays two years ago with my work. Since that time, I tell everyone that I can about this wonderful organization. They bring birthday joy to children who, otherwise, might not experience the birthday joy we take for granted! Nothing but positive things to say about them!
This organization has a great mission and serves a great purpose. This said, I attended the annual fund raiser for this organization in 2017 and was less than impressed. The structure of the fund raiser was not designed to raise significant funds for the coming year. Instead, this was structured as an adult party/get together. The organization did set up a table with silent auction material, but the options were not signficant and not going to attract big dollars. This was very troubling. Further, the organizations leaders did not stand and deliver. The young lady that founded the organization did speak, but it the communication was not significant and did not generate the desire for those in attendance to open up their wallets to support the organization in a big way. Further, it appeared to me the founder doesn't have a great deal of experience in managing a not-for-profit which has prevented this organization from getting the right funding and exposure. Given what I saw at the event, this organization needs reassess itself and get on the right path now. I don't believe I will be a donor until I see significant improvements with management. While the founder has a passion for the mission, the founder has not displayed the ability to manage the organization for greater success.
The mission of Beverly's Birthdays is impressive. This stated I attended this not-for-profits annual fund raising event in 2017. I was not impressed with the management of the event and was not impressed with the leadership. The venue for the event, PNC Park, is a nice location, but is not designed to help this organization raise signficant funds that will help support the mission throughout the following year. The organizations leadership did not seem visible during the event and did not make a meaningful effort to thank the attendees and take the opportunity to use the time to raise significant funds. Further, it does not appear that current leadership has any not-for-profit management experience, thus hurting this organization from advancing further in overall funding growth. Leadership does appear to have passion for the mission, but does not seem to know how to manage that passion to turn the organization into a more powerful and helpful not-for-profit. I do not believe I will donate to this organization in the future given my obvservations from the event.
Making children's day one party at a time. Can you imagine not ever having your own slice of birthday cake? Something so many of us take for granted... yet some children are almost teenagers or even adults before they were blessed with Beverlys to be able to give them that!
And they do so much more, for mothers, food banks.. this organization is one that is close to my heart because every birthday is worth celebrating
This is a wonderful program that warms my heart. Every child deserves to feel special on their day.
Beverly's Birthday brings light and joy to troubled, impoverished, and homeless children. The children that are so often forgotten by their families and/or society are celebrated on their birthday. If even for just a moment, they can forget all of their worries and just be a kid. That moment of joy that each child experiences is truly a gift.
This non-profit is worth investing in. Because they invest in our children and our future by showing the children that in the darkness there is light and hope for a better tommorrow.
When volunteering I got to see the smiles on all the kids faces and the joy of getting a party. I am so happy to have found this wonderful organization. Getting to see the good they do first hand has been a blessing to me. I am new but am looking forward to many more parties! So glad someone cared and started this beautiful birthday party organization.
My daughter and I have been volunteering for Beverly’s Birthdays for several months. Not only is the mission bringing joy to children with significant need throughout Pittsburgh, the charity is providing an important lens into what it is like for a child to grow up with less for the rest of us. This lesson has had a significant impact on my daughter, as well as many children in our community who have participated in fundraisers for this great group. To not be celebrated — no child should feel that. In addition to a great cause, this group is a class act. Welcoming, encouraging, collaborating, and creative — I volunteer a lot, and they are a pleasure to work with every time.
I honestly never even thought about children not having a birthday party until Megs started this amazing charity. Celebrating your birthday is something that is so normal for the rest of us that it's hard to imagine not doing it. The number of children this organization has helped is truly amazing! The volunteers work very hard to bring a little bit of fun and joy into these children's lives. I am in awe of exactly how many birthday parties they have but yet there are still more than could benefit from this charity.
Beverly's Birthdays continues to look for more children they can help. I love how they make sure kids have a treat to bring into school on their birthday. I can only imagine how embarrassing it would be for a child to not be able to share a treat with their classmates on their birthday. This organization makes sure these children don't have to worry about that and can focus on celebrating their special day.
You cannot measure just how valuable Beverly's Birthdays is to our community. As they continue to expand and work on touching more children's lives I can't wait to see what they do next!
This nonprofit is awesome. They do such creative and meaningful work, and they are all so very nice. One of my favorites!
This organization is so committed to such a simple task, spreading birthday cheer! Such a positive and happy organization to have in the community.
Beverly's Birthdays is an amazing organization that digs deeper than supplying material needs for the communities they serve; they celebrate every individual by gifting them love and hope. They keep true to their mission of spreading cheer to the people they serve, which is such an overlooked need in under-served communities. Maslow's hierarchy states that after the very basic human needs of food and shelter is the need for love and belonging, of recognition. This is where Beverly's Birthdays steps in and goes above and beyond by spending time with the children. It's not just about dropping off goods, it's about building relationships and creating unforgettable memories with the children and families they celebrate.
I've had the pleasure of attending a fundraising event sponsored by Beverly's Birthdays. I was extremely impressed by their professionalism and hospitality. I believe that their cause is one of the more altruistic and impactful of non-profits I've encountered in the past. They are doing great work and I hope they continue to grow in their outstanding contributions to the community.
You won't find a more altruistic group of leaders and volunteers on a mission to make the world a better place for children. I'm always humbled by their dedication and purity of heart.
I've watched this organization grow from grass roots to an amazing community partner. Meg's and Josh work tirelessly to assure that no child, despite sometimes unimaginable situations, go unrecognized on their birthday. Their mission is so pure....it's perfect. Hands down, the most altruistic non-profit I've ever come across!
Beverly's Birthdays fills a need for a population of children who are at-risk and benefit significantly by the protective factors that targeted celebrations offer.
The work they do is so needed and they do it amazingly well!
I've had the pleasure of volunteering for a couple of Beverly's Birthdays events, and will say that the experiences they provide the children through their programs is truly amazing! There are no words to describe the emotions felt after witnessing the happiness and gratitude these children express at the birthday parties. The couple of hours spent playing party games and eating cupcakes may seem like no big deal, but it means the world to the children.
The group of individuals running this organization are so passionate about what they do and should be commended for all the hard work they've accomplished to grow the organization.
What a caring, unique, and thoughtful organization. With a focus as simple as bringing joy and hope to those in a dark time, it is hard not to love the mission of Beverly's Birthdays. I gladly donate monthly to help the staff carry out that mission; their passion is contagious and thoughtfulness unmatched. Kudos to the entire team!
Beverlys Birthdays makes it so easy to volunteer! Enjoy being behind the scenes? Make some treat bags and send them over! Great fun, great organization!
I have been helping with Beverly's BIrthdays since the beginning of the year. This is such an amazing organization that is doing wonderful work in and around Pittsburgh. When I first got involved, I was surprised to learn that the organization is as new as it is, because it is so well-run and has such a foothold in the community. They make it so easy to volunteer. Communication is wonderful, and you can tell how much they care about their mission and the people they help.
In addition to the wonderful work Beverly's Birthdays does, I have been impressed with the enthusiasm and dedication of my fellow Board members. Beverly's Birthday has grown dramatically in the last three years serving more children in more ways -- yet has remained focused on its mission. In every facet of all the services provided, every child helped has been reminded of their being special and their life is worth celebrating.
I became involved with Beverly's Birthdays through a project in Grad School and have since become a volunteer, donor and board member. I couldn't be more proud to be associated with this organization! The work that they do for children who are in need or even in crisis makes a huge impact. Beyond their work, volunteering for Beverly's Birthdays is fun, well-organized and very rewarding! I dropped off cupcakes to a party and you should have seen the look on the kiddo's faces! Pure joy! The staff are truly the most dedicated people I have come across in non-profit work. You see it in every facet of their programming. A great organization with an amazing mission all around! :-)
Beverly's is special in so many ways. The organization fills a need in the Pittsburgh community and beyond unlike any other of our wonderful non-profits. Many of the children Beverly's serves would likely go without any birthday celebration at all. By providing them with a celebration of their very own, Beverly's gives them the tangibles - cake, presents, etc.; but more importantly, a smile, great memories and hope. It is my absolute honor to be a part of this unique organization.
Their mission is so pure, the staff and leadership are amazing and they have positively impacted so many children
I have had the privilege of witnessing Beverlys Birthdays early begins to becoming a large non-profit working in 7 different counties surrounding Pittsburgh. Firsthand, I have seen them touch not just thousands of children but families too. The staff genuinely cares about the community and children they serve. They provide much more than a party for the children but a lasting positive memory in a time when they may not have any happy memories to hold on too.
This is a great organization helping a very precious and under-recognized part of the population!!
I became involved with Beverly's Birthday's this year after meeting the founder and becoming inspired by her enthusiasm and dedication to helping these children. My son and I made treat bags for one of the parties and it was an incredible experience to be able to share with my 3 year old son. There are not many ways for a child that young to volunteer, but this was a way he could. The whole time we assembled the bags we talked about the children they were going to and how fortunate he was. It was a great learning experience for him.
The staff at Beverly's Birthday's is fun, passionate and enthusiastic. I highly recommend this organization to anyone who is interested in getting involved with a nonprofit.
I have been a supporter of Beverly's Birthdays for at least 3 years. I have had the privilege of interacting with their staff. They are highly motivated & positively professional as they strive to make a difference in the lives of children & allowing US to make a difference in our own lives by being involved with them in whatever capacity we choose. Be it make cupcakes, help with a party, support newborns & their mothers. And when it is all said and done, Beverly's Birthdays is faithful to THANK all who support their efforts. EVERYONE has a Birthday & Everyone should be celebrated.
What an honor and privilege it has been to be witness to all of the great works that Beverly's Birthdays has accomplished over that past 3.5 years. It is not quite possible to put a value on the smiles they bring to children or the memories they ingrain for their families. Truly a wonderful organization.
I am beyond proud to support this organization. The staff and board brilliantly deliver on a special mission to organize birthday parties for economically-disadvantaged children who otherwise might not be celebrated on their special day.
I've really enjoyed working with Beverly's Birthdays - it's a awesome way to make sure every child feels special on his/her birthday -- and what an amazing gift that is! The staff is wonderful and has fantastic ideas for parties. It's really a pleasure to be a small part of their great work!
Beverly's Birthdays not only brightens and instills value in the lives of children inflicted by the most unfortunate circumstances, but allows any one with a willing heart to say with their own special time and talents — HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Bakers, treat bag makers, party volunteers, and me (graphic designer for Bev's) are given a truly accessible, meaningful and pure opportunity to express to these children — YOU MATTER. Your birthday matters, and you have the capacity to give to others in your own way too. A beautiful cycle of hope and ACTION has been born out of Beverly's Birthdays, and I encourage companies, families and individuals to join the cheer train! Kudos to the team and everyone involved in this organization.
I have had the pleasure of volunteering for Beverly's Birthday for the past 2 years. I am so proud of how organization has grown. Everyone involved works so hard to make the birthday celebrations fun, exciting and something these children will remember. As a teacher myself for a lower-income area being able to help outside the classroom means a lot to me. These children just enjoy all of us being there. Seeing the children become excited and feel loved on their birthday is an amazing thing. This organization has grown and flourished into something so wonderful to the Pittsburgh area. We are so lucky to have this program.
I've volunteered with Beverly's Birthdays for ~1 year and am constantly inspired by their amazing work. Their small staff is extremely dedicated, and the impact on these children is immediately evident when you attend a birthday party. It is the most rewarding volunteer experience I have ever participated in, and I hope the organization continues to grow and do amazing work throughout the region!