• Big Apple

Southwestern alumni are invited to volunteer in this fun community service project.

Birthday parties are a treasured, happy part of childhood. The gift of a birthday party provides hope and joy in the unsettled lives of homeless children. Each month, at the seven family and domestic violence shelters that the Volunteers of America organization helps to operate, all children with birthdays within that month are invited to a party where they receive three beautifully wrapped gifts. Their siblings receive a goody bag and the children play games. Volunteers of America calls this effort Brightening Birthdays™ and the method of delivery, Birthday-in-a-Box.

On Friday, March 29th between 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, the members of Southwestern University’s Big Apple Chapter will assist Volunteers of America with selecting and wrapping gifts for the children born in the month of April. Each gift wrapping shift takes approximately one hour, but volunteers are welcome to stay and wrap gifts for the entire time. Although not required, event attendees are encouraged to bring a gift card for donation to the youth. It can be challenging to identify items that teenagers need/will enjoy and gifts cards allow recipients more freedom to select meaningful gifts.

Starrett-Lehigh Building
601 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Please click the Register Here button to let us know you’re attending. If you have questions or need more details, please feel free to contact Kadidiatou Magassa by email at kadidatou@gmail.com or telephone at 646-284-0795.


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