News, Updates & Opportunities

May 2021
Register for Birthday Dreams Miles for Smiles Event
Join Us May 22 - June 5

Stay fit! Stay safe!
Support a homeless child's birthday dreams!

Register individually, or gather your friends and family and form a team. Your registration includes swag, which can be picked up at our Renton office on Friday, May 21 (9AM - 5PM) and Saturday May 22 (9AM - 1PM). The event includes a photo scavenger hunt for a prize drawing.

Anyone, anywhere is invited to participate, and every mode of movement is eligible! Log your miles all on one day, or spread them over the course of the event. Distances can be entered manually through your profile, and updated on your fundraising page, or use Strava to connect with your fitness tracker, then add the Strava Widget to your fundraising page! You are not limited to the 5K feel free to get competitive and exceed the mileage! Learn more and register: Miles for Smiles .

Don't want to participate but want to support the event? Donate here.

A BIG thank you to our amazing event sponsors:
This is Why We Do It!
We believe every child should be celebrated on their special day, and we are honored to help make that possible. Below is feedback from a mother who is working to overcome addiction; she was overjoyed that Birthday Dreams was an available resource for her.
"Thank you for providing for my daughter's birthday with your generosity...She felt extremely special and loved... She was more happy than you can imagine...I'm in recovery, focusing on a change of life. I never realized just how much help there is for one who is battling addiction. I feel blessed...I'm forever grateful."
Community Support and Recognition
Last month, Birthday Dreams was selected as a grant award winner by the Tulalip Tribe Charitable Fund, Tulalip Cares. Their grant of $2,500 will directly support our Birthday-in-a-Box program. Our thanks to the Tribe for its amazing generosity. 
The Kendra Scott fundraiser on April 17-18 raised over $400 in support of Birthday Dreams and its mission. THANK YOU!  
Our 2021 GiveBig campaign ran raised over $7,400 in support of our general operations fund. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of our GiveBig donors! 
St. Anthony’s School generously donated over 600 toys/supplies to Birthday Dreams in its spring drive. Our thanks to all of the students, teachers, and parents who contributed to this effort!  
Awesome Cakes from Awesome Volunteer Cake Bakers
Mermaid Cake
by: Jo Ann Elrod
PJ Masks Cake
by: Renton Technical College
Spiderman Cake
by: Cherie Katana
Board Update
Anthony Hamilton Anthony is the Head of Quality for Tasso, a Medical Device company in Seattle, WA. Before Tasso, Anthony spent about 10 years in the Healthcare industry. He has a Masters in Business and a Bachelors in Legal Studies. Anthony, who has always been an athlete, spent 5 years as a professional fighter in the UFC. He lives in Ravensdale, with his wife (Candice), their two children (Ava and Mercer) and their Jagdterrier (Roy). Anthony and Candice are passionate about their family and charity work in the community.
Get Involved
We are thrilled to announce we are once again offering in person orientations; email our Volunteer Coordinator Tiffaney Jones at for details.

Contact our Community Events Coordinator Leah Battin at for volunteer opportunities.

Cake bakers of all experience levels are needed! Contact for details.
Follow us on Facebook! Cake and delivery needs are posted weekly. A list of upcoming parties and party needs can be found here.
Club Corner

Birthday Dreams welcomes new Birthday Club members: Allan and Merry Avery, RJ and Meena Jadhav, Maya Kamath, Kelly Kemp, Gina McCreary, Susan Robinson, Greg and Wende Wahl. We'd also like thank the Costco and Microsoft Matching Gifts Programs.

Spread the word about Birthday Dreams to your friends, family, and colleagues – together we can do more!