Feb. 2017
Kids Ninja Warrior Event
It's Back  - Register Now - Don't Miss Out! 

We are pleased to announce that the popular Kid's Ninja Warrior event is back this April 1 - 2 with a NEW special ninja training night March 31st! This is a huge, exciting event for all involved and we wouldn't be able to make it happen without the help of wonderful volunteers like yourself. 

Do you have a child who would like to participate?
Kids ages 6-14 are welcome to participate and must be accompanied by an adult.

This amazing inflatable obstacle course will challenge your child. This is not a bouncy house! Each child will have one hour to practice on the course and complete two times trials. Space is limited, so register today!

Event location:
Hazen High School 
1101 Hoquiam Ave NE
Renton WA 98059

Practice and Qualifying Runs 
1-hour time slots, see registration for schedule 
Saturday, April 1st from 9 AM - 6 PM 
Sunday, April 2nd from 9 AM - 3 PM 
$40 Per Participant (*NEW* includes special event t-shirt!)

Championship Round
Free prizes for all qualifiers!
Sunday, April 2nd from 3:30 - 5:30 PM 
*NEW* VIP Ninja Training Night 
Learn Sensei Chris' "Top 5 Ninja Skills" to make you faster on the course and enjoy refreshments with Sensei Chris after training 
Friday, March 31st from 6 - 8 PM 
$40 Per Participant and 1 Adult

This event is FREE to attend! Come and cheer on the participants. There will be pizza, concessions, and great raffle items! Bring all of your family members, and return Sunday afternoon to cheer for the finalists!    

Interested in volunteering during this fun event? Click below to sign up!
Don't Miss This Learning Express Donation Event
Monday Feb. 20th - Sunday Feb. 26th

Learning Express is an interactive children's toy store located at the Renton Landing. Their staff are so helpful and their unique toy selection is made for fun and learning. Stop by their store and find a special gift for the kid in your life!

Since you're thinking about stopping by, we are so excited to share that Learning Express will be hosting another fundraising event for Birthday Dreams. During this event Learning Express has graciously agreed to donate 25% of their sales, if you mention 'Birthday Dreams'!!

Learning Express Toy Store
840 N 10th Pl Suite A, Renton, WA 98057

Monday, February 20th - Sunday, February 26th
Hours: Mon - Sat 10 AM-8 PM and Sun 11 AM-6 PM

Learning Express will donate 25% of sales if you mention 'Birthday Dreams'

2016 Tax Information
Getting ready to file your taxes and looking for information from Birthday Dreams?

IN-KIND DONATIONS (Including cakes, deliveries, parties volunteered for and gifts/supplies donated): If you are interested in knowing how many in- kind donations you've given simply log into the Birthday Dreams website and click on MY DONATIONS. Once there you can search for your specific donation type and the date range that you're looking for.

MONETARY DONATIONS: We have mailed out your tax receipts for your monetary donations. If you were expecting a receipt and didn't get one, we may be missing your contact information! Call our office at (425) 988-3954 to give us your information so we can get you a receipt.

Volunteer Orientations
Interested in being a part of Birthday Dreams? Join our team of wonderful volunteers. Our mission to provide homeless children with fulfilling birthday experiences would not be possible without the help of people like you.

Join us

Saturday, February 18th @ 11 AM
Tuesday, March 14th @ 6 PM
Saturday, March 18th @ 11 AM

*Seahawks cake created for a deserving homeless child by our talented volunteer Annie Marten.
Volunteer Highlight
Sarah Giles
We are so grateful for our new volunteer Sarah! Having spent time helping in our office and now acting as project manager for the Kid's Ninja Warrior Event, she is a welcome asset to the team. When asked what has encouraged her to continue volunteer, she had this to say:

"When the BD staff and volunteers talk about preparing for a party, I hear them discuss, plan and execute each detail with as much love and attention as if they are planning a party for their own child. This makes me want to make the most of each small opportunity to create a moment of joy for another child (particularly one in the midst of struggles)."

Volunteering with Birthday Dreams is a fulfilling experience for us and we are so glad she's enjoying it too! Learn more about her experience and other volunteers here.
Join a 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!

Upcoming Dates:

Website Redesign Committee - Wednesday, Feb 8th @ 6:30 PM
Annual Gala Committee - Thursday, Feb 9th @ 6:30 PM
Development/Marketing Committee  - Thursday, Feb 23rd @ 6:30 PM 
So Many Ways to Give...
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Don't forget to re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now! You will still accrue your same rewards points and after registering you will also make a quarterly community donation to Birthday Dreams as your shop.

Click here and sign in to re-enroll or link your card.  
Learn more about Fred Meyer Community Rewards here.  
Amazon Smile
Did you know that you can help Birthday Dreams simply by shopping on Amazon?

Shop using Amazon Smile and select Birthday Dreams as your supporting charity. Learn more about Amazon Smile here.

Did you know you can donate old partially used or unused gift cards to Birthday Dreams ?

- Select the merchant (Select from stores like Starbucks, Panera and so many more...)
- Enter the gift card information
- Select Birthday Dreams as the benefiting charity. 
- Enter your contact information
...and remaining balance of gift card will be donated to Birthday Dreams!
Help Wanted
Interested in doing some volunteer work? Email us at info@birthdaydreams.org to inquire about helping out. We are looking for some help in the following areas:

VB.net Developer

Data Entry/Quickbooks Bookkeeper
A detail oriented individual with Quickbooks experience; preferably with non-profits.
Social Media Promoters
Individuals interested in helping us spread the word on social media.

Foremost Printing Donates 10% of Proceeds from your Orders!

Foremost Printing
helps 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 BDD2K017 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 12/31/2017.