Homeless kids and children facing housing instability often miss out on the celebrations most American families experience together—especially birthdays.
That’s why, with your help, we are bringing the excitement and fun of birthdays and family celebrations (complete with presents and cake!) to children and families who have experienced homelessness through our Brightening Birthdays™ initiative.
“We are very excited about this new Brightening Birthdays program,” said Marilee Roloff, president and CEO of Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho. “Brightening Birthdays is guaranteed to bring smiles and fun for all involved. We are committed to helping families capture or recapture the happiness of being together in celebration, especially when times are tough.”
Volunteers of America Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho works to prevent and end homelessness for hundreds of individuals and families each year by offering a continuum of services—from emergency shelter to affordable, permanent housing. Children, youth and families have been of special interest to Volunteers of America Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho from its inception in 1896, and providing ways to stabilize and uplift each family in need is still a priority.
You can help make these family celebrations a success by volunteering, donating supplies or making a financial contribution. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509.624.2378 to learn how you can help brighten a birthday today!