June 2019

Bringing joy, hope and dignity to homeless children with the gift of a birthday party.
" We are fleeing domestic violence. We had to leave everything and go. We had no money. The party meant a lot to me and my family. This is a very hard time for us and the party took our minds off the trauma. Thank you Birthday Dreams."

― May Birthday Dreams Party Recipient
Best of Renton | Thank You!
Thanks to your votes, Birthday Dreams won Best Non-Profit in Renton. Awareness is everything! It extends our reach and amplifies our impact. We are grateful for the recognition and support.

As a non-profit, our ability to support our community depends on community support. Thank you for the recognition.
Our thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah for their $1200 grant in support of birthday parties for the YMCA Passage Point Shelter.

Part of the club's mission is, " to determine those needs of the community which, when satisfied, will enrich the community and enhance the quality of life for its residents, with special emphasis on supporting and enhancing youth, from ages birth to age 21 years."  
A shout out to Emerald Aire, Inc.

This Auburn-based HVAC company made a $1500 donation to Birthday Dreams to provide a Birthday-In-A- Box once a month, for a year!

The donation is a part of the company's "Aire Cares" initiative.

Emerald Aire, Inc. Thank you for caring!
Do you haven a community outreach idea? Are you aware of a grant Birthday Dreams might be eligible for! Let us know ! As the saying goes, "It takes a village."
We are always looking for help, from gift wrappers and drivers to writers and graphic designers. Summers are of particular importance as schedules become unpredictable. Please consider sharing your time and talent. Let us know how you'd like to help.

Volunteer orientations will be held at the Birthday Dreams' office at 1084 Kirkland Ave NE in Renton on:

  • Tuesday, June 11 @ 6 PM
  • Saturday, June 15 @ 11 AM
  • Tuesday, July 9 @ 6 PM
  • Saturday, July 13 @ 11 AM

Join our Community Outreach Team ! We are looking for volunteers to attend day or evening events around the Puget Sound. Outreach volunteers guide teams of people from local businesses in assembling items that are used at our birthday parties. We also have outreach speaking opportunities. Interested? Contact our outreach coordinator Leah Battin .

Save the Date | Birthday Dreams GALA
October 26, 2019
Birthday Dreams will host their 7th annual Gala on October 26 at 6 PM at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. Please save the date and invite friends and family to do the same.

We are actively seeking sponsorship and auction donations, as well as Gala volunteers. Teri@birthdaydreams.org or to get involved.
Stories from our Volunteers
A word from one of our 10th Birthday Party Cake Competition judges Kevin Moulder , owner of   Cubes Baking Company .

"When I learned about Birthday Dreams and the fabulous work they do, I knew I had to get involved. As someone whose passion is creating joy through cake, I understand the importance of making someone's day with a delicious and beautiful dessert. I was fortunate enough to have birthday parties with cake as a child, and recognize that this is simply not the reality for homeless children. Celebrating Birthday Dreams and their amazing contribution to the community is truly an honor and allows me to continue to spread happiness through cake."
Awesome Cakes
Junk Food cake by
Brittany Wong
Glow cake by
Christine Shackleton
Safari Cupcakes by
Alexis Peloquin
Foremost Printing
Use the Promo Code, BDD2K2019 and 10% of the sales to Foremost Printing
will be donated to Birthday Dreams.

Let Foremost Printing help you with your printing needs, for inquires or requests:
Call 206-501-5372
Email: ken@foremostprinting.com

Offer valid through December 31, 2019
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Your everyday purchases can benefit Birthday Dreams when you select Birthday Dreams as your "supporting charity." Learn more .
How has Birthday Dreams influenced your life? Whether you are a volunteer/donor or a recipient or shelter worker. We want to hear your story. To share, email Erin .
Birthday Dreams | P. 425-988-3954 | info@birthdaydreams.org | www.birthdaydreams.org
PO Box 2722 | Renton, WA 98056