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Volunteers Needed
Family Services, Hunger & Homelessness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 2+, Minimum Age:14+

Celebrate Volunteer New York!'s Birthday with the Birthday Giving Project

We are so excited to celebrate our 65th birthday at Volunteer New York!. It's been 65 years since we answered our very first phone call to connect a volunteer with a nonprofit organization. Learn more about our birthday here

Help us celebrate our birthday by helping others celebrate theirs.

What better way to help the only nonprofit in Westchester that connects volunteers to opportunities celebrate its birthday than by volunteering?

Our Goal: 65 Birthday Celebrations in a Box/Bag

Family-to-Family, Inc.'s Birthday Giving Project connects families with more to families in need so that children can celebrate their birthdays.

How it works?

The idea is to decorate and fill shoe boxes with everything needed for a small birthday party. (Or, pretty, decorated shopping bags can be used instead.)  Each box goes to a different child. 

Pick an age (or ages), and choose either boy(s) or girl(s) to send your box to. (For example, you might choose a 9-year-old girl, or a 4-year-old boy.)
Find a large sneaker-sized shoe box (or use a party bag) in your house, and buy the things needed for a party. Include:
  • a box cake mix
  • a can of frosting
  • birthday candles (no matches please!)
  • a wall decoration (like streamers, or a happy birthday banner)
  • a children’s book for the aged child you are making the box for
  • another small $5-$10 dollar gift for that child (If you like, you can include a goody bag filled with small surprises instead of the $5-$10 gift)
Things to keep in mind:

  • If you are making a lot of boxes, please make them for different ages. 
  • Wrap the book and gift separately in birthday paper
  • Wrap the top and bottom of the box separately so that it can still be opened while wrapped
Find out more about our historic 65th birthday #VNY65

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