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A little bit about me and why I started Birthday Fairies
Thank you for showing interest in Birthday Fairies! I think the first I should do is let you know a little bit about me and why I started the organization. So here goes.
I didn't have many friends growing up. I was always the odd one out. I would go to school with a horrible stomach ache every day of the year, except on my birthday. I would wake up on my birthday and instantly feel lucky. On my birthday, everything seemed to shine. I felt important and people treated me like I mattered.
In sixth grade I visited a homeless shelter with my class. There was a little girl living there with her mom and brother. I live in New York City and sadly I see homeless people all the time yet it hadn't occurred to me until that moment that a child could be homeless. When I was that little girl's age I may not have had many friends, but I had my family, my house, and most importantly my birthday. On the way home from school that day I made it my mission to supply the children living in that shelter, and as many children as possible, with a birthday party. And that's how Birthday Fairies was born.
I'm not alone in my mission. There are Birthday Fairies all around the country and together we are throwing as many birthday parties as we can. Still, there are so many kids who don't know what it feels like to blow out a candle and make a wish. And wishes are important because if you can't wish you can't hope and hope is what sustains all of us. Some of the little kids we've thrown parties for wish for a Monster's High doll, others have wished for Legos. The one thing all of them wish for is a safe place to sleep at night, where they might just have their own pillows.
A cupcake can’t change someones life but people who care can. Being a Birthday Fairy is a lot of fun. You get to buy toys, bake cupcakes and giggle with little kids. Please join us. There are still so many kids out there that need to know that the day they were born matters because they matter.
Thank you for take the time to read this,
I LOVE THIS PICTURE!
Katie and Kaitlyn are the two girls that started California Birthday Fairies. Here they are raising money by selling lemonade. They throw a monthly party for EIGHTY-FIVE children. 85! They are amazing!! Thanks so much you guys!!