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Volunteering for Birthdays Remembered has a positive impact on our community – the Valley of the Sun. It is also a two-way street. Volunteering helps you network, gives you the satisfaction of incorporating service into your life, and gives you new opportunities to build new skills. School clubs and church missions can participate, as well as corporations. Make this world a better place. Volunteer!

Birthdays Remembered

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The mission of Birthdays Remembered is to provide birthday gift packages for any child in Arizona whose need is identified by a partner agency. Birthdays Remembered will ensure the quality, consistency, and integrity of gifts delivered by attempting to match gifts with the child’s request whenever possible.

Gift Donations

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Birthday packages consist of a gift of the child’s request (up to $25.00 in value), an age appropriate book, small craft items when available, a blank birthday card for the parent to sign, and wrapping paper to wrap the gift. These come inside a fabric bag or backpack for the child to decorate and make their own. Packages will be presented to the parent or caregiver to give to their child. No child should know that their package came from Birthdays Remembered.

We exist because every child has a birthday, but not every family is able to celebrate with a gift.

Birthdays Remembered partners with agencies in Arizona to ensure every child’s birthday is a celebration for the parents as well as the child. We are unique because we present gifts to the parents so the child is never aware their gift started with Birthdays Remembered.

** A recent study showed there are more than 1600 homeless children in Arizona. They may not have a home, but they do have a birthday.**

By partnering with 14 agencies which serve families and children, from June through November of this year Birthdays Remembered has provided more than 258 gifts to some of the most vulnerable and impoverished children in Arizona.  We continue to receive requests from new agencies, such as the City of Scottsdale Victim Services Department and the Arizona Department of Child Protective Services.    There are currently 5 agencies waiting in the wings for us to be able to provide gifts for their clients when our resources are sufficient.  Birthdays Remembered relies on your generosity to be able to fill these requests and those we know are yet to come.

***One of the ways that you can help us (at no extra cost to you) is by purchasing tickets to this year’s Fiesta Bowl on December 31, 2014, and the Cactus Bowl on January 2, 2014.  A portion of your purchase will come back to Birthdays Remembered to help us celebrate children by remembering their birthdays.  Click on the image below for more details.

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***We have also been recognized by Amazon as one of their designated charitable organizations.   When ordering your holiday gifts or other merchandise log onto www.Smile Amazon.com and designate Birthdays Remembered as your charity of choice.  Then shop as usual.  It’s like giving twice!

***And please, if you received an Annual Appeal letter from Birthdays Remembered, help us to reach our goal of $5000 raised by sending your donation today.  If you did not receive a letter you can help by clicking on our “Donate” button.

There are no words to describe the feeling of knowing you helped  to make a birthday a special celebration for a child and their family.    We invite you to catch the feeling by donating your time, talents, and dollars.

For more information on how you can help .. Click here to contact us

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There are 15 known agencies in Phoenix serving homeless children and families

Please help us meet our new goal by volunteering to purchase or deliver gifts, identifying children in need of a gift, donating blank children’s birthday cards, wrapping paper or gift bags, NEW books, or reusable fabric tote bags.

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