The concept is simple, give a birthday present to an underprivileged child. But the process is quite involved. The ball gets rolling with a referral from a social worker. From there we need presents, and the presents are typically received through donations from individuals and organizations. Once we have identified the children and selected the presents, we need volunteers to wrap the birthday gifts. The next item on the agenda is delivery, so every child on our monthly list receives a present on their birthday.
Since Birthday Blessing relies on an all volunteer team, your support is critical to the success of the organization. We realize for the organization to function it takes a collective effort. Please join us in reaching out to children in the community that need your assistance and generosity the most. There are many ways to get involved:
With an all volunteer organization, is it critical that we have people throughout the community willing to donate their time to help meet the needs of the organization. We are always looking for volunteers to:
- Sponsor a Toy Drive - get your Office, Church, School or Club involved.
- Wrap and Deliver Presents
- Find New Sponsorships (Corporate / Private)
- Assist in Marketing and Promotional Activities
- Research Possible Donors through the Internet
- Refer Friends and Organizations
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Sharon Brown at 703.779.1305.
With your contribution we will reach more children throughout the community, and all donations are tax deductible. Car donations are also now accepted.
You can mail a check to:
Birthday Blessing, Inc.
43546 Firestone Place
Leesburg, VA 20176
You can also donate on-line by clicking here.
Birthday Blessing is always in need of new toys to give to the children. We provide presents to children and teenagers ages three to sixteen. In addition, we are also in need of wrapping materials for the presents. If you have presents or wrapping material you would like to donate, please contact 703.779.1305 to schedule a delivery.
As an individual, you can coordinate a fundraising event. Some of the activities that our volunteers have done include organizing a toy drive at Christmas time, organizing a pub crawl from one residence to another with donations benefiting Birthday Blessing, and organizing a golf-tournament with all proceeds raised donated to Birthday Blessing. Be creative in your fundraising activities and do something that interests you. All efforts are greatly appreciated and allow Birthday Blessing to continue to provide presents to the children.
So many clubs and organizations have already become involved with Birthday Blessing. For example, the Loudoun County Girl Scouts have adopted Birthday Blessing as their charity of choice, and once a year organize a toy drive and donate the presents to Birthday Blessing. The Key Club of Stone Bridge High School also supports Birthday Blessing. Each month, members of the Key Club wrap presents for the children. We also have had Momâ€™s Clubs, Girl Scout Troops and Church groups volunteer. Additionally, one boy worked on a fundraiser for Birthday Blessing to earn his Eagle Scout award and a Girl Scout worked with Birthday Blessing to earn her Silver Award. If you or your organization would like to get involved please call 703.779.1305.
Is your company looking for an organization to help out? We are always seeking corporate donors and we would love hear from you. The more help we receive the greater our reach to the children throughout the area. Please contact 703.779.1305 to learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor.