Birthday Dreams NewsletterBirthday Dreams

October 2014 

In This Issue
- Casino Night Fundraiser
- Upcoming Events
- Mary Kay FUNdraiser
- Inside Birthday Dreams
- The Best of Western Washington
- Shop For A Cause
- Help Wanted
- Tacoma Dreams
- UWKC Day of Caring
- Thank you!
- Cake Corner
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Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9 am to 5 pm


Mailing Address

PO Box 2722

Renton, WA 98056


Physical Address

1101 Bronson Way N.

Renton, WA 98057



  Cake Corner

Thank you to our amazing bakers who are always available to bake and decorate amazing cakes, even on short notice.

Jessica Malleck
Lori Keller
Alexis Peloquin
Delma Conover
Visit Little Quadoo Consignment
    601 - A South 3rd Street
    Renton WA 98057
    425- 572-6261

Stop by to get a Rely Local discount
card for $15 with proceeds benefiting 
Birthday Dreams and offering discounts
 for local Renton businesses.
       Friends of Birthday Dreams
Foremost Printing Donates 10% of Proceeds from your Orders!


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


10% of the sales of all printing business using promotion code BDD2K014 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 e-mailed to 

Offer Expires: December 31, 2014
             Registration Now Open!               
 Annual Fundraiser- Casino Night 2014



November 8, 2014


6pm doors open


Tea Palace, Renton


Casino games, raffles, take homes and AWESOME food and music! So much fun in 4 hours should be outlawed!! 

Tickets: $50 per person   Purchase tickets...

Tickets include buffet dinner, drink ticket and $10,000 of play money for the casino games.


VIPVIP - Upgrade to get VIP treatment, buffet dinner, 2 drinks, $20,000 in fun money and other surprises. 
High Roller High Roller - Get 10 VIP tickets with all the VIP benefits, special reserved seating and other amazing things to impress friends. 
Hurry, only two High Roller packages remain! You don't want to miss this event!!

Full House: Randy Clark, CPA
                   Scott Donogh Homes 
Three Of A Kind: Viva Productions
Contact for info on sponsorships
Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars!!!!

Plan to stop by and see us at these upcoming events.


Click on the links below for more event information, and don't forget to invite or share with your family and friends.

  • Bake Sale at Microsoft - Oct 7th 9-11am - Building 27 South Wing
  • Peer to Peer Volunteer Fair - Oct 8th 9am-2pm - Bellevue College
  • Mary Kay Fundraiser Oct 10th 6-8pm in Birthday Dreams Office 
  • Non-Profit Fair at Microsoft - Oct 22nd more info to come
  • Casino Night - Nov 8th 6pm - Tea Palace, 2828 Sunset Lane NE, Renton, WA
  • Kin Fair - Nov 15th & 16th 10am-2pm - St. John's Episcopal Church, Kirkland
Mary Kay FUNdraiser October 10th 6pm

Mary Kay director, Debra Phillips, is planning a fun night of Mary Kay products, drawing and special prices. ALL of her commission for this party will be coming to Birthday Dreams!! :)

I hope you can join us, but even if you can't make it, you can still place an order online at Debra's website!  Just add Birthday Dreams to the comments so she knows to add it to our party.  (No worries if you already have a Mary Kay consultant, one time shopping at a fundraiser is accepted as OK by all consultants!) Thank you for your support of Birthday Dreams!

Date: October 10th
Time: 6-8pm
Place: Birthday Dreams office
          1101 Bronson Way N
 Inside Birthday Dreams

We have Volunteer Orientations coming up: October 7th @ 6pm and October 25th @ 11am in the Birthday Dreams office at 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! RVSP to

The Best of Western Washington
Please take a moment or two to VOTE for Birthday Dreams! We're in the top ten and would LOVE to make it all the way to #1!!
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:

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, and help Birthday Dreams earn a donation.


Amazon Smile - Choose Birthday Dreams as your charity in your account settings. Each time you login and shop, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase


Escrip - Register your Safeway or Bartell's card or even easier is your debit card.  Use Escrip supporter id - 500045291

Help Wanted

Volunteer Positions Available 


We are currently looking to fill several volunteer positions. 


Delivery Driver

Party Coordinator - Central Seattle 

Area Coordinators

Public Speakers 

Please contact Shannon Avery at for more details. Thank you!

Tacoma Dreams

  On Sept 20, 2014, the Harmon Tap Room in Tacoma, WA hosted Tacoma Dreams: Benefit Concert. Students from The Art Institute of Seattle planned and executed a wonderful event raising over $2,000 for Birthday Dreams! Great job ladies! Thank you so much for your support!!

United Way Day of Caring

Goody bag party with Microsoft Employees!


We spent the day with about 20 Microsoft employees making goody bags for upcoming parties. It was a great time! How could we not have a great time with all those smiling faces?? 

Thank you so much to the United Way for setting this up and Jaime Weber of Microsoft for coordinating everything! It was wonderful!

~A word from our Executive Director~

October Already!! What a fast month September was.


I'm still getting in swing of things with Birthday Dreams and meeting our wonderful volunteers that come in regularly to write thanks you notes, do bookkeeping, answer my finance questions, and help orient me. 


I'm so grateful that our co-founder, Chris Spahn, is around to help share her experience as the former Executive Director and provide input. As well as continuing to maintain our website as IT person and as board member.  

I cannot say enough how we could not implement our mission at Birthday Dreams without Shannon and her team: Andrea, the office manager, and our two wonderful interns, Ashley and Jordan, who make birthdays magic happen every day. 


I want to pass on the many thanks from our children who have received a birthday in a box. It's always fun to read about their parties and how much they loved their gifts. We are providing an important service to children who are homeless. We will continue our mission with contributions from corporate sponsors, individual donors and THE VOLUNTEERS who provide cakes, presents and supplies. We need this help daily, so please keep it coming.  THANKS!!!

Jeanie Rogers
Birthday Dreams Executive Director