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.
Beverly's Birthdays does a great job reminding each kid of their innate dignity! Thanks for bringing so many smiles to Pittsburgh!
Beverly's Birthdays is doing amazing work in our community. I know of no other program like it in our area. The smile you see on a child's face when they get to celebrate their special day is priceless.
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'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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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!