40 years of helping children and families
On the Day You Were Born provides birthday baskets to children in need. Each basket contains new clothing, shoes, toys and a book. It is all wrapped and topped off with a stuffed animal, paper party supplies and a birthday cake donated by Creative Cakery. The program averages 25 birthdays per month and it's goal is to make each abused, neglected or at-risk Long Beach child feel special and loved on their birthday. These birthday presents and gifts go to children from 2 to 12 from low-income families so they can have a celebration with their family. This project is entirely staffed by volunteers. If you would like to brighten a child's birthday, for $75 you can fund a birthday celebration.
Letters from our darling children who received a basket:
Dear Miss Patty
Hello this is Joseph whitting you this letter from my heart to you well this letter is to tell you thank you for the shoes and the outfit and the book and the toy and the painting of the dinosours you know I really dinosours and again thank you,
Thank you for all my toys, my shoes and my clothes. I shared my cake with my family and my friends. Thank
you for making my birthday very special day. I hope other kids can feel nice and happy on thier birthday like me.
You really make a difference.
Thank you very much for all the presents that you sent me for my birthday. God bless always that beautiful heart of you. Thank you.!