It all began when I was volunteering in a Summer Enrichment Program at an inner city church in Washington, D.C. I was made aware that a boy was turning 16 years old and had never received a birthday present before! His mom was part of the working poor and just couldn't afford luxuries such as birthday presents.
I got this boy a birthday present which the program director gave to him. He clutched it tightly in his arms as other children excitedly said, “Open it, open it!” His response, “No, I’m going to wait until I get home and open it tonight with my mom.”
This was his first birthday present!
I realized there are a lot of children who won’t receive birthday presents on their special day due to economic straits. Thus, Birthday Blessings Inc. was created to make certain that the most underprivileged children will receive a birthday present, acknowledging their special day and making them feel important.
-Founder Sharon Brown
It is the mission of Birthday Blessing to reach out to the most underprivileged children to provide them with a birthday present on their special day.
Our aim is to improve these children’s self-esteem by making them feel loved and celebrated.