When my I turned 12, my mom allowed me to take over the “birthday party” duties for my siblings. She wasn’t a bad party planner; I just assumed (as any smart a#$ 12-year-old would) that I could plan better parties than her.

Since party planning was a favorite task of mine, my siblings never had a birthday without a celebration.

When I attended the Engage conference last week, I learned that many children don’t get the chance to have a birthday party in their honor.  That was actually unimaginable to me.

Fortunately, Paige Chenault at the Birthday Party Project is changing that for homeless children in the Dallas area.

The Birthday Party Project hosts birthday parties at homeless shelters — They celebrate birthdays with cake, candles, balloons, snacks, games, and a wrapped gift for the birthday boy or girl. They capture the festivities with photographs for the children to commemorate their special day.

Check out their video below.  It will definitely warm your heart.

If you are able, please make a financial donation to the Birthday Party Project.  You can also provide an in-kind donation.  Or better yet, you can be a sponsor.  So, download the sponsor form here and know that your money will bless a child with a celebration that so many of us take for granted.

Love and Soul Always, Kay

(Video: Birthday Party Project and WhenItClicks Wedding Films)