THE BIRTHDAY JOY PROGRAM
What Is It?: A nonprofit dedicated to bringing birthday parties to children in homeless shelters, group homes, & other disadvantaged situations in Harris and Galveston counties.
Help Needed: Help host birthday parties in Houston, LaPorte, Liverpool, and Texas City; collect gifts or other party supplies; assemble goody bags, make decorations.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 14 independently; younger children may volunteer with a parent. Parents must sign a waiver for volunteers under 18.
COLLECT TOYS OR PARTY SUPPLIES
Hold a toy drive at your school or community group for birthday gifts, or collect other party supplies. Note: TBJP only accepts new, unopened toys.
MAKE GOODY BAGS
Assemble enough goody bags for one party, or more. Bags usually contain 4-5 pieces of candy as well as 2-3 items such as silicone bracelets, bubbles, tattoos, noise makers, slinkies, slime, mini playdoh cups, and/or other toys. Parties are usually large; please contact TBJP for quantities.
Make colorful paper flowers, birthday banners, or other decorations to brighten the party spaces.
New Batman outfit!
Birthday gifts at Kidz Harbor
4H volunteers at Halloween Pancake Breakfast, 2017
8th birthday, after being flooded out of home
Each birthday child gets a plate to keep
Sports themed party
Birthday in a Box for family living in hotel
At Kidz Harbor, 2017
Caked donated by Fresh & Frosted, 2017
Girl Scouts donated leftover Halloween candy, 2017
Handmade pillows with embroidered names
Human bowling - knocking cups over with scooters
Cake donated by Krissy's Kreations
Making troll-themed blow pop favors
Painting ponchos, 2016
Red carpet for a party, 2016
Volcano cake donated by Ruby Rodriguez
Girl Scouts donated many goody bags