FAQ

Who is eligible to receive a birthday present?
The mission of Birthday Blessing is to reach out to the neediest children in America with a birthday present on their special day. Our aim is to improve these children's self esteem by making them feel loved and wanted. Children ages 3 to 16 years old, must be referred to the organization and determined to be in a living situation where the caregiver is suffering a financial hardship.

How do you find children in need?
We contact social services, shelters, and prison ministries to provide us with the children for our program.

What areas do you serve?
Currently, Birthday Blessing provides presents to children in the Washington , DC suburbs
(Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland).

What types of gifts do you give?
Typically, each child receives three presents totaling $30 in value. One present is valued at $18, the second at $12, and a small gift is placed on the outside of the present. Some examples of presents we provide are: sports equipment, games, books, jewelry, purses, make-up, remote control cars, art sets, Barbie's, Lego's, gift certificates and dolls. And all aged children love the stuffed animals.

What type of presents do you need?
The organization is always in need of presents for the older children, especially the boys. Examples of gifts that suit this age group include: sporting equipment, gift cards, books, electronic equipment (CD players, cameras, etc.), and luggage.

Is there anything else besides presents I can donate?
Besides presents, we are always in need of wrapping materials (wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, ribbon and tape).

Are there any types of items you do not want?
Since this is the only present these children receive we ask that all donated gifts be brand new. We also don’t give clothes due to the nature of the size and style.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes, all donations to Birthday Blessing, Inc. are tax deductible because we are a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status.

What do you do with financial contributions?
Birthday Blessing, Inc. is supported by an all volunteer team; therefore all financial contributions are invested back into the organization. Your contribution covers items such as presents, wrapping materials, and marketing collateral.

Do you need volunteers?
Yes. Go to How Can I Help?