Every child should be able to celebrate a birthday!
When clients come through our pantry, a CORA volunteer asks if there is a child in the family that has a birthday in the current month. If “yes,” the visitor is introduced to CORA’s special “Celebration Station” stocked with gift bags full of supplies and treats for a small birthday party. Clients can choose a Birthday Bag that is age and gender appropriate for the birthday child.
Celebration Station is a perfect service project for youth groups and churches.
If you are making birthday bags, think about items appropriate for the following categories: boys age two – seven years, girls age two – seven years, boys age eight – twelve years, girls age eight – twelve years. When your bags are complete, tag each one with age range and gender. The contents of each bag should be sort of like a little party in a bag for 6 to 8 people.
Birthday Bags start with a colorful gift bag and should contain the following:
Other items you may want to include are napkins, cups, paper plates, or party favors. When your bags are ready, call the CORA to schedule a drop-off day and time.
If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Hankins at firstname.lastname@example.org.