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.