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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Gift Distribution, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services

Mission: To provide birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in-need.

Results: Since inception in February 2012, Beverly's Birthdays has grown to serve over 10,000 children and families through partnerships with more than 50 agencies in 5 counties surrounding Pittsburgh, PA.

Target demographics: Children experiencing homelessness and families in-need

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2015 alone we provided birthday experiences for over 5,000 children and families through our five (5) programs

Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Programs: Birthday Parties: We host a celebration at the agency for children who have a birthday during that month/season. The guests are the other children in the program and their families (if applicable). The celebrations are staffed by volunteers and the parties include food, dessert, games/entertainment, and treat bags. Our birthday celebrations represent more than just a party. We believe that birthdays are an opportunity to wish a child a happy and healthy new year, and therefore all of our birthday celebrations expose the children to some type of enriching learning experience. Birthday Presents: All of the children we serve receive a birthday cheer bin on their birthday. This bin is filled with gender and age appropriate gifts, which we can customize. All of our bins include a new book and a new toothbrush/toothpaste. A bin contains $40-$50 worth of items. We believe these extra items help reinforce a "“happy, healthy year…filled with cheer." Itty Bitty Birthday Cheer: This program provides birthday cheer bins (filled with essential newborn items) for newborn babies. We also partner with agencies to provide group baby showers. Help support this program by purchasing an item off of our baby shower registry. Classroom Cheer: In many classrooms it is an ongoing tradition for the students to bring a treat to share with their classmates on their birthdays. Families facing financial hardship may not have the means to provide this special experience for their children to share with peers. We work with schools to provide treat bags for qualified children to distribute to their peers on their birthday. In collaboration with The Education Partnership, we also provide teachers in elementary and primary schools throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region with their own Classroom Cheer Kit. This kit contains everything a teacher would need to celebrate their student's birthdays. The kits are filled based on the teacher’s roster. Birthday-in-a-Bag: Pre-assembled bags filled with all of the necessary items to host a small birthday celebration (cake mix, frosting, plates, cups, napkins, party hats, etc.) to our agency partners that they can then distribute to families in-need. Primarily this program services families who are clients of community food banks. Our largest partners in this program are The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the Washington County Food Bank, and the Westmoreland County Food Bank.

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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

1 Shanin G.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful program that warms my heart. Every child deserves to feel special on their day.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is awesome. They do such creative and meaningful work, and they are all so very nice. One of my favorites!

2 Jasmine C.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

2 Paul114

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The work they do is so needed and they do it amazingly well!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Their mission is so pure, the staff and leadership are amazing and they have positively impacted so many children

4 Jane91

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

2 Kelly106

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Josh14

Donor

Rating: 5

I just love the way this organization is so hyper-focused on making their mission become a reality. A truly wonderful cause being carried out by passionate, intelligent, caring people.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Beverly's Birthdays has provided an opportunity for homeless kids of all ages in the Pittsburgh region have birthday celebrations. Each birthday party is filled with games, gifts, and an abundance of smiles and laughter. More importantly, the children get a great childhood memory and a day to call their own. I am proud to support such a wonderful organization and can't wait to continue growing in 2013.

1 Sriram P.

Donor

Rating: 5

The concept is simple and very profound. To see the smile in the face of the children is priceless. The day I heard about them in CBS, I was touched and became a full supporter of their cause. I watch them grow consistently. I am a donor to support their cause. I teach in a Sunday school and I sincerely wish to partner with Beverly's Birthdays by involving the youth in our Sunday school to volunteer and support their cause. I actively campaign for them among my friends circle.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known the founder of Beverly's Birthdays, Megs Yunn, for many years. She has the biggest heart and the most creative sense of service of anyone I know. When she first told me about Beverly and her idea for this organization I was hooked. The love that she puts into every aspect of it from training the volunteers to the birthday in a box is beyond measure. I don't live in the area but I hope to visit on a party day so I can see first hand the excitement in the kids eyes when the party starts. Pittsburgh is lucky to have such a wonderful person leading such a fabulous organization!!

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BeverlysBirthdays 11/30/2012

Thank you so much for the kind words and support! It means the world to me! :)

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter created Beverly's Birthdays in order to provide birthday celebrations for homeless children living in shelters in the Pittsburgh area. I am so proud of the work she and the team have accomplished. It is an honor to donate to this fantastic organization--every dime is a dime well spent! Each month I donate the birthday party craft and it is so rewarding to know that the children enjoy the activities. I have helped create spider hats, baseball pennants, guitars, and a mad scientist game. Get involved with this great organization and help them to spread birthday cheer! www.beverlysbirthdays.org