November 2018
Bringing joy, hope and dignity to homeless children with the gift of a birthday party.
See what's new this month...
October was the month of giving for Microsoft. Teams pick different charities to highlight involve their employees. We were selected for 17 events across the Microsoft campuses with various teams. Teams made birthday cards, created party goodie bags, and assembled party craft kits. Microsoft's matching program matches employee donations and provide additional matching funds for the volunteer hours logged by their employee.

During the month of October Microsoft Give events:
  • Created over 3000 goodie bags
  • Provided 400 volunteers donating over 600 service hours
  • Prepared craft kits for on-site parties
  • Created handmade birthday cards

Big thank you to Darcy Exley and Liz Mitchell for all of your support to lead all these groups.

Microsofties - Be sure you have entered all of your volunteer hours in //GIVE for MATCHING!
For additional information on group activities for Birthday Dreams,
Thank you to the Soroptimist Organization
Thank you to the Pacific Northwest chapter of  Soroptimist for y our donation of 20 beautifully decorated Birthday s -in-a-Box . You have put the smiles on the faces of so many deserving children. Your generosity is humbling, and sincerely appreciated.

T he PNW Soroptimist chapter selected us for their October Service Project. During their district meeting , members decorated and filled the boxes with member-donated party supplies/decorations, goodie bags and birthday boy/girl gifts that were specific ally requested by our children in need. 

As a follow up, Board Chair Caren Maldon spoke at the Soroptimist’s October Regional Meeting in Des Moines, WA , sharing Birthday Dreams mission and vision, which Soroptimist is has become a part of making a reality.
Candy Buy Back Donation
Thank you to Ormiston Orthodontics from Puyallup for donating the candy collected from their patient candy buy back program. They donated 8 big boxes (300 pounds) of candy.

The candy is used all year long for our party goodie bags. Our volunteers will sort and store candy to prolong quality.

This donation will keep us in candy for most of 2019.
Thank you for the thinking of Birthday Dreams!
Black Friday or Holiday Shopping
Going shopping? Grab gifts to donate!
Make your donation go further by shopping Black-Friday or holiday sales.

Please consider donating the following:

Our Holiday Wish List
  • Toddler toys
  • Sports balls
  • Make-up and nail kits
  • Fragrance sets for teen boys and girls
  • Lego sets
  • Kindle tablets

Birthday Dreams can always use:
  • Birthday wrap
  • Juice (bottles or juice boxes)
If you have questions you call 425-988- 3954 or email Andrea@birthdaydreams.org
Are you in our Birthday Club?
Being homeless shouldn't mean you don't matter
especially on your birthday.

Help ensure that Birthday Dreams is here for the long-term, bringing birthday smiles to children traumatized by homelessness.

Our Birthday Club is our annual recognition society that pays tribute to our amazing donors!

ANNUAL GIVING LEVELS:
Be our FRIEND - $250 - $499
Be a CHAMPION - $500 - $999
Be our HERO - $1000 - $4999
Be a SUPERHERO - $5000 & Up

Gifts can be pledged monthly or quarterly.
Donations collected through December 31, 2018.
Looking for Holiday Gift Ideas?
Holiday shopping, we have you covered. Give the gift that gives back.
You can give any gift amount and we will mail the gift card to
let them know you have made a special donation in their name.
It's the gift that is always the right size and won't get returned on December 26th.

Other holiday donation ideas:
As we enter the season of giving, you can collect items for Birthday Dreams. Get together a group or collect items from your co-workers, friends or family. Have your party guests bring gift card, juice boxes or unwrapped toys to donate to Birthday Dreams.

Gift card ideas ($5-$25 value)  for Amazon, Walmart, Target, Fred Meyer, iTunes, Movie Theaters (Regal, AMC), Subway, McDonalds, Starbucks, to give you a few ideas.

Holiday Giving
Are your or your company planning a holiday event? Make it a charitable event by asking your guests to bring donations to support Birthday Dreams. We always can use
$5-$25 gift cards, party supplies, unwrapped gifts/toys and more!
Make a plan to give back this holiday season.
Don't forget your year-end-tax-deductible charitable donations for 2018. Please consider a donation to Birthday Dreams. Donation deadline is Monday, December 31st to qualify for 2018 tax credits.
For questions on qualifying contributions contact your tax professional. These donations count toward your 2018 Birthday Club donation levels.
Shop smile.amazon.com an select Birthday Dreams as the charity you support. As you do your daily and holiday shopping Amazon will make a donation to Birthday Dreams!
And/Or
Buy directly from our Amazon wish list, Office or Toys & Gifts.
These are items that are frequently on the wish lists of our local homeless children.
Trans Siberan Orchestra - November 25th
We've been selected to be one of the benefiting charities for this years show.
Only one show this year. A portion of each ticket purchased will benefit Birthday Dreams.
Join us for an always amazing show. We'll be on stage before the show getting a big check.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - 2018 Winter Tour
Sunday, November 25th, 2018 @3:00 pm
Tacoma Dome - One show only!!
Volunteer Orientations
Join us and help bring birthday magic to homeless children in King County!

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:00 AM

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6:00 PM
Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:00 AM
Upcoming Committee Meetings

Marketing/Development & 10th birthday Committee
Thursday, December 6th @ 6:30 PM

Get involved with Birthday Dreams! Share your passion and talents by volunteering.
Join one of our committees. Click here for ways to get involved.

Location for all meetings : 1084 Kirkland Ave NE Renton, WA
Awesome cakes
Ladybug cake by
Melissa Dunning
Pokémon cake by
Kristine Kisky and
her children
Tea Party cake by
Meredith Selfon
10% of proceeds go to Birthday Dreams when you use code BDD2K018



Foremost Printing helps Birthday Dreams give the gift of a birthday party to homeless children by donating a portion of their sales to Birthday Dreams!
 
10% of the sales of all printing business using promo code BDD2K018 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 ken@foremostprinting.com

Offer Expires 12/31/2018
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