The only thing we love better than helping kids is when kids help us help kids! We make sure to provide plenty of volunteer opportunities to help engage our younger community members.
When kids help their peers, they practice empathy, learn social responsibility, and become active participants in society.
We welcome youth groups from schools, churches, and
organizations such as Girl and Boy Scouts, Campfire Kids, 4-H, and more. Kids have proven to come up with innovative ways to help, such as school craft fairs and raising over
$500 with a lemonade stand. Youth groups can also help by assembling goody bags, wrapping gifts, decorating party hats, and creating birthday cards. We are happy to provide a
way for these future leaders to help us provide hope to children who need it.
For over five years, CJ (18), Annabelle (17), and their mother, Kristine, have shared their love of baking by creating unique and thoughtful cakes for Birthday
Regularly featured in the Amazing Cakes section of this newsletter, their unique creations range from emoji to space-themed and everything in between.
Annabelle and CJ shared that they do a lot of crafts as a family and love being able to create things for others to enjoy. Annabelle shared that her family really
likes space and science, so their recent rocket themed cake was really fun to do together. For CJ, one of the most memorable cakes they created was for a
17-year-old who really liked the rap artist Tupac. CJ spent a lot of time researching to make sure that cake was perfect for that particular birthday. A huge
thank you to the Kisky teens (and their mom) for all you do to support Birthday Dreams!
With the support of their parents, Kevin and Savanna Dickson, Annabelle (8) and Kade (6) rocked their toy drive this year! They collected and donated 37 toys worth $500!
When asked what made her want to collect to for homeless kids, Annabelle said “I get excited doing the toy drive because I know that every toy is going to help someone
celebrate their birthday with opening presents that we helped collect and I like giving toys to kids who don’t have them."
Birthday Dreams is always touched to see the youth in our community giving back. Thank you, Annabelle and Kade, for making Birthday Dreams come true for deserving children in our community!