A child’s life deserves to be celebrated regardless of circumstance. RRC has partnered with North Kent Community Services to offer birthday celebrations to children ages 4-10 in our community who might not otherwise receive an organized birthday party, meal, and gifts. Birthday Blessings parties are held in the Family Life Center.
How you can help:
- Serve as a party host
- Provide party supplies or gifts for children
If you are interested in hosting a party, please contact one of our coordinators:
- Pam Jacobs: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sue Kalee: email@example.com
Below is a list of children waiting for birthday parties, as well as a calendar of scheduled parties. Use the horizontal scroll bar to see more of the listing, such as each child’s likes. If there is a particular party you wish to host, please let us know!
Click on the child’s name below to view their wish list!
Party Host Duties (easier than you think!):
- The party will already be set up for you – no planning necessary! There is a binder on-site with helpful hosting guidelines and suggestions.
- Pick up pre-paid pizzas
- Open gym & greet family
- Guide the party, suggest gym games
- Clean & lock up gym
We have already celebrated the birthdays of over 50 children since the program’s inception in October of 2011!
“Wow! Is this all for me?” said a 10 year old boy as he walked into the Family Life Center to see a giant, inflatable birthday cake, a colorfully decorated birthday table, cheerfully wrapped gifts, several boxes of pizza, and a huge gym ready to be played in!
“Dear Birthday Blessings, Thank you for putting together my party with the food and the gifts and everything. My cake was awesome! Say thank you to the person who made it. God bless you all.”
“Dear Birthday Blessings, Thanks for the party for my daughter. We didn’t tell her till we arrived. She was so surprised. My husband was having heart surgery on the following Monday. It meant so much to me that I didn’t have to worry about her birthday. This was such a Blessing!! God bless everyone!!”
“It was wonderful. Probably the best one I’ve done. This couple was great and even asked about attending Sunday services. Each one of the kids had friends come so there was a lot of playing games and just running and shooting hoops. I believe there were 16 kids and 4 adults. The 12-year-old sister loved the peace sign beach towel and shirt and blanket. The 3-year-old’s little eyes just lit up when he saw that bike. He asked, “is it mine?” Everyone was very polite. The dad helped us clean everything up. He insisted and said it was the least he could do for all that we had done for his kids. Truly a blessed night for my sister and I to serve as hosts.”