Forget the clown, the magician, and the face painter. Book a superhero.
To the rescue: The Birthday Party Project.
The nonprofit throws birthday bashes for North Texas homeless children at Family Gateway and Genesis Women’s Shelter. Three times a month, it toasts birthday boys and girls with cake, balloons, snacks, games, a wrapped present, and photos to remember the big day.
Here’s where you come in: Gift your time as a cheerful face in the crowd (the next chance is this Thursday) or a piece of your paycheck to cover costs. You can also donate food, unwrapped toys, and party supplies such as plates, napkins, cups, and candles.
And really save the day.
For more information and to learn how to volunteer or donate, go to thebirthdayproject.org.
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