PRE-K CLASS AT LOUDOUN COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
BRIGHTENS LIVES OF CHILDREN THROUGH BIRTHDAY BLESSING, INC.

(Please contact Amy L. Warner at 703/777-3841 or Amy.Warner@lcds.org)

Loudoun Country Day School preschoolers in Mrs. Susan Hower's four-year old class have adopted a community service project this year in partnership with the nonprofit organization Birthday Blessings, Inc. to provide needy children with birthday presents. Birthday Blessings philosophy is "We at Birthday Blessings, Inc. believe that when children don't receive a birthday present, they feel left out and forgotten, potentially damaging their self-esteem."

Birthday Blessing finds children through social services, shelters and prison ministries, and their identities remain anonymous. Mrs. Hower's class has held two raffles during the school year to raise money for these gifts. This week they went on a field trip to the local Walmart and spent $543 to buy gifts for adolescents. Sometimes the needs of children in the age group of 12-16 are forgotten, and the four-year olds decided to adopt this age group for their birthday present program.

The Executive Director of Birthday Blessing, Inc., Sharon Brown, will receive the wrapped presents from the Pre-K class on Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. as part of the school's weekly Monday morning assembly. To learn more about this community service project that Loudoun Country Day School preschoolers have proudly worked on this school year, please call 703.777.3841.