* Birthday Dreams Newsletter *
March 2016
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Office Phone: (425) 988-3954

Fax: (800) 557-7173

Email: info@birthdaydreams.org

Website:  BirthdayDreams.org


Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm


Mailing Address

PO Box 2722

Renton, WA 98056


Physical Address

1101 Bronson Way N.

Renton, WA 98057

*Shop for a Cause*

Did you know that you can raise money for Birthday Dreams while shopping?  Here are just a few easy

ways to help:Shop


Fred Meyer Community Rewards  - Link  your rewards card to Birthday Dreams online (search for non-profit # 80084 or Birthday Dreams). Then use your rewards card each time you shop, which helps Birthday Dreams earn a donation.


Amazon Smile - Choose Birthday Dreams as your charity in your account settings.  Each time you make a purchase, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchase to Birthday Dreams.  It's a win-win, you get a great price and we get a donation! 

Escrip  - Register your Safeway or Bartell's card, and you can even register your debit card!   Use Escrip supporter id # 500045291


Charity Gift Cards - Do you have unused gift cards or cards with a remaining balance?  Did you know that you can donate those unused gift cards to Birthday Dreams?  

Click here , choose a gift card merchant, enter card details, choose Birthday Dreams as the charity, enter your contact information, review and donate. It's that easy!
* Help Wanted *HelpWanted

Volunteer Positions Available 

We are currently looking to fill several volunteer positions.


Grant Writers

Party Coordinator - 

YWCA Passage Point (Maple Valley) LIHI (North Seattle)

Delivery Driver

Marketing - Social Media

Public Speakers - Help with booths, speaking to groups

Please contact Shannon Avery at shannon@birthdaydreams.org
for more details. Thank you! 
Friends* Friends of Birthday Dreams *


Foremost Printing Donates 10% of Proceeds from your Orders!

Foremost Printing  helps Birthday Dreams give the gift of a birthday party to homeless children.  Foremost Printing donates a portion of their sales to Birthday Dreams!

10% of the sales of all printing business using promo code BDD2K016 comes directly to us.  this is an ongoing offer, so when printing needs come up, call Foremost Printing at 206-501-5372.  Files or inquiries can be emailed to 
Offer Expires: December 31st, 2016
* Volunteer Highlight *highlight
Meet Nicole Walker! She is one of our amazing party coordinators for Mama's Hands in North Bend and Passage Point in Maple Valley!    
Q: When did you start volunteering at Birthday Dreams?
A: MLK day of 2015. I was from a Costco Volunteer group. I had the day off from Costco and the group came to the heaquarters to make birthday goodie bags for the homeless children.
Q: What made you start volunteering?
A: My goal was to get my children involved in giving back to their community. This was the perfect fit. Depending on my family's needs we could volunteer at a shelter, make cakes or donate birthday supplies. We could also have fundraisers at home making our own birthday goodie bags. Birthday Dreams gives homeless children hope. I wanted to be a part of that. I love being part of that.
Q: What do you like to do in your "spare time"?
A: I love to read, go boating/fishing, being with my family and giving back to the community.
Q: Tell us something interesting about you that most people don't know?
A: I am addicted to books. My reading list is longer that I want to admit. I just added another 20 books last week. I just started sewing. Now I make squares for Wounded Soldiers Quilts and baby blankets. I am thinking about making a Seahawks quilt for Royal Dreams Gala in October.

Thank you, Nicole for all you do for Birthday Dreams!
* A Big Thank You *
ThankYouA big thank you to Eastside Catholic for visiting our office and doing much needed miscellaneous projects! They wrapped gifts, wrapped boxes, made goody bags and goody bag ribbons and stuffed envelopes. This is their senior year. They have been coming in for three years, and this is their last year. Thank you for all of your help over the years!! We appreciate all you have done for Birthday Dreams!  

* Save the Date *Gala

It's a Royal Gala!  Mark your calendar for our annual fundraiser October 15th, 2016 at Doubletree Suites in Southcenter. 
Birthday Party Video by 
EVI Productions *

Birthday Dreams gives a big THANK YOU to Mike Dziak and EVI Media Productions for creating this video showcasing an example of an onsite birthday party.  Mike has a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit that crosses over into his adventures as a Director, Producer and Videographer. A career that spans over 30 years working with national broadcast networks, local TV stations and national television programs. Michael has a strong background in reality television, live sports broadcasts, documentary and TV commercial production and has developed a proven track record of success with his improvising and quick thinking.  Michael also donates time and energy to many local and regional causes by volunteering as a board member and helping raise funds. 

Bunco Night Update! *Bunco
Thank you to all who came out for Bunco night! We raised $315.00 for Birthday Dreams! Stay tuned for another opportunity for some good laughs and great fun!
* Join a Committee *Committee
Mark your calendars and join the party crew at Birthday Dreams headquarters!  We are located at 1101 Bronson Way N. Renton, WA 98057.  Feel free to invite or share what's happening with your family & friends!
  • Development Committee Meeting- April 11th at 6-8pm
  • Open Board Members Meeting- March 16th at 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Volunteer Committee Meeting-  April 14th 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Auction Committee Meeting- April 18th 6-8pm
* Get to Know Birthday Dreams *orientation
Volunteer Orientations are coming up!   
  • Saturday, March 19th 11am
  • Tuesday, April 12th 6 pm
  • Saturday, April 16th 11am
Orientations are located at:  
Birthday Dreams Office
1101 Bronson Way N, Renton WA 98057
If you recently became a volunteer or are looking to join Birthday Dreams, please come to our volunteer orientation and learn about how you can help!  Please  RSVP to   andrea@birthdaydreams.org
* Cake Corner * Cakes
Birthday Dreams loves its bakers and the amazing cakes they bring us to make a homeless child's birthday extra special.  Many thanks to every volunteer who keeps their ovens as warm as their hearts!

Shelly Chernoff

Cindy Liddle

Penny Beane
Shannon Ross