Meet Marie, The Birthday Giving Program's Nashville, TN chapter representative! Marie has been a registered nurse in Nashville for 25 years. She is passionate about wellness, animals, gardening, volunteer work, and birthdays! She also works as an ambassador for Music & Memory.org. Issy (far left) and Molly (far right) volunteer as a part of Marie's chapter. They serve Nashville Rescue Mission and Crossroads Campus!
Christine Mathew is a senior at Los Alamos High School. She is actively involved in several clubs at school including Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and Astronomy Club. Christine greatly enjoys practicing violin, performing Bharatnatyam, and hiking. Christine's birthday giving chapter is currently partnered with a branch of the Salvation Army in New Mexico!
Meet Reese and Jordyn, The Birthday Giving Program’s New York chapter representatives! Reese enjoys playing tennis on the weekends and spending time with her friends. Jordyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as dancing and playing soccer. Reese and Jordyn's chapter is partnered with a branch of the Salvation Army in New York!
Meet Madison Ingalls and her mother Tiffany, The Birthday Giving Program's Northern Virginia chapter representatives! Tiffany is currently partnered with the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter and Faith Social Services! Welcome to The Birthday Giving Program and thank you so much for spreading our mission to Northern Virginia!
Meet Georgia from Aumsville, Oregon. As a retired 1st and 2nd grade teacher, she has a heart for children, and is excited about being able to put a smile on children's faces through The Birthday Giving Program. Georgia is passionate about gardening and farming with her husband on their 3 acres, quilting, and building memories with her 4-year-old granddaughter! Her chapter provides birthday bags to the St. Vincent De Paul food pantry in Salem, OR.
Meet Sanya and Sheena, The Birthday Giving Program's New Jersey chapter representatives! Sanya is a freshman at Rutgers University and Sheena is a freshman in high school. They both play multiple instruments and play in the orchestra as well as at local nursing homes. They are passionate about music, art, sports and volunteer work. Having memorable birthdays themselves, they are passionate about giving others the same birthday experiences! Sanya and Sheena’s chapter provides birthday bags to the children through the Flemington Area Food Pantry.
Marikah has been serving active duty in the U.S. Navy for 7 years. She is incredibly involved at her command and throughout the community. She is also an active member of Nu Psi Zeta Military Sorority Inc. She is passionate about wellness, volunteer work, and life in general. Marikah's birthday giving chapter is partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of South County!
Meet Aarnav and Aanvi, representing The Birthday Giving Program, from Scottsdale, AZ! Aarnav and Aanvi love to hike in mountains of Sedona, and go skiing at Snowbowl. They also enjoy cooking with Mommy and bike riding with Daddy. Aanvi also loves arts and crafts and plays the piano. Aarnav has a rock collection from every place he visits, and plays the guitar. They both are super excited to start this amazing chapter of caring and sharing. Aarnav and Aanvi's chapter provides gift bags to kids through a local organization in Arizona!
Richard Wakeley lives in Woodinville Washington, a small yet beautiful area with a lot of great people. His passion is helping youth and special needs children. Richard is working towards opening a nonprofit organization next year that will be educational based for young teenage girls and women who have been caught up in human and sex trafficking. His favorite things in life are his family, animals, cooking, music, and birthdays. Richard's hope here is to give a smile to these children who are in need of love and compassion. He is looking forward to this opportunity to be a part of this amazing organization. Richard's chapter is partnered with Vision House.
Meet the mother and daughter duo, Kia and Kendra Isaacs, The Birthday Giving Program’s Chapter Representatives of Owings Mills, Maryland. Kia is a Middle School Assistant Principal and Kendra is a graduate student at Shenandoah University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health. They are both passionate about wellness, social emotional development and community service. They are excited to be a part of this journey as Chapter Representatives and this blessing to have an impact on the lives of others. Kia and Kendra's chapter provides birthday bags to children through the Beth El Church Food Pantry!
Mihika Chowdhry, 11 years old, is a rising 6th grader at Eubanks Intermediate in Southlake, Texas. She is a girl scout and has participated in several community service events in that capacity. Recently, she sent over hand-made cards and wrote letters to residents of a senior center in Wisconsin to help them overcome COVID-19 blues. She is a brilliant artist, loves crafts, plays the piano and the ukulele. She is also a classical Indian dancer and has been learning Bharatanatyam since she was 4 years old. Mihika loves animals and wants to become a zoologist. She is compassionate and empathetic and loves birthdays. She firmly believes that birthdays are to be celebrated and The Birthday Giving Program is her way to ensure that everyone has a special birthday. Mihika and her mom Roshni Chowdhry are thrilled to represent this Texas chapter by supporting senior citizens at Discovery Village in Southlake, Texas!
Meet Lisa Marsteller, her husband Michael, and their daughter Gianna. Michael and Lisa will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary next year. Their daughter, Gianna is 15 years old and a Sophomore at Upper Moreland High School. Michael is the Director of Human Resources for Congoleum Corporation. Lisa currently works for ADT as a Human Resource Generalist. They wanted to volunteer for this charity to help children. Their birthday program chapter provides birthday bags to children through the Seeds of Hope Food Pantry at Chelten Church!
Meet Kelly Callahan and her daughter Grace, The Birthday Giving Program's Cincinnati, Ohio chapter representatives. Kelly is currently retired and enjoys spending time volunteering and doing activities for seniors. Grace is 17 years old and a Junior at Oak Hills High School. Kelley and Grace love making birthdays special for everyone! Their chapter provides birthday bags to the children at Bethany House and Shelterhouse in Cincinnati!
Meet Rachel, The Birthday Giving Program's Athens, Georgia chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through the Joel E. Smilow Boys and Girls Club.
Meet Jaiden Donovan, The Birthday Giving Program's Carmel, New York chapter representative. Jaiden is a rising freshman at North Salem High School. She is passionate and committed to helping others and giving back to her community. Jaiden believes that everyone should enjoy their birthday and celebrate it to the fullest! Her chapter provides birthday bags to children through Putnam Community Action!
Sally O’Connell is a Human Resources Manager for AmeriGas Propane and lives in Newtown Square, PA. She is happy to volunteer with The Birthday Giving program as a way to make a contribution during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Celebrating birthdays is one of her favorite things! Her granddaughter Emily goes to preschool and lives close by in Havertown, PA. She enjoys putting the bags together with her Grandma Sally and feels happy that she is giving gifts to children who might not otherwise receive a birthday present. Sally and Emily prepare gift bags for children at the Salvation Armyin Pennsylvania.
Patsy and Chris are excited to join The Birthday Giving Program! They live in Lake Tahoe and enjoy hiking and skiing with their dog, Max. Patsy is an educator and Chris works in digital advertising and they both firmly believe in giving back to their communities. Their chapter provides birthday bags to children through an organization called Live Violence Free.
Introducing Ella, The Birthday Giving Program's Bellevue, Washington chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club.
Meet Lavanya, a rising junior from North Carolina! Her favorite hobby is flute playing. She is also part of the Science Olympiad and Debate Club at her school. Her chapter provides gift bags for children through an organization called Partnership Village!
Meet Gwen Baker from the New England town of Westport, CT. She is a retired publicist and mom of three daughters: a scientist, a teacher and a college student. Her family has always worked with community charities especially those that are child-focused. She was also a board member of Homes with Hope which helps find permanent housing for the homeless in Westport. In addition, her family is very active in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation since two of her family members suffer from these diseases. They are determined to help raise funds to find a cure for all afflicted by IBD. She is providing gift bags to children through the Person-to-Person food pantry.
Meet Sarah Ward, originally from Northern California, now living and serving the Boston, MA area. She works at a tech company and is always looking for ways to be a part of the solutions for our communities. Sarah enjoys traveling, watching sports, and helping others. Her chapter provides birthday bags to adults at an organization called CASPAR Emergency Services!
Meet Nikia Lee and her Mom, Crystal. Nikia is a junior in high school. She is a member of the honor society and likes performing arts and dance. Nikia also enjoys volunteering and likes animals. Crystal likes to volunteer and decorate. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and likes working with kids. Their chapter provides gift bags for children through the Upper Darby Food Pantry.
Meet Julie Aldrich, The Birthday Giving Program's Riverview, FL chapter representative. She is a great grandmother of one and grandmother of four. Julie and her husband have two senior puppies. She is so grateful for this opportunity to be able to give back in such a fun way! Julie's chapter provides gift bags to children through The Jeff & Penny Vinik Family Boys and Girls Club.
Introducing Tatianna, The Birthday Giving Program's Davenport, Iowa chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through Humility Homes and Services Inc.
Meet Tara and her 5 year old niece Goldie, The Birthday Giving Program's Stoughton, WI chapter representatives. Goldie has been donating $1 of her own money towards the gift bags! Their chapter provides gift bags to children through the Stoughton United Methodist Church and Joining Forces for Families.
Meet Shavon, The Birthday Giving Program's Lexington Park, MD chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through The Mission.
Meet Pooja and Sanjeev, The Birthday Giving Program's Tampa, FL chapter representatives. Pooja is a Biology major at Nova Southeastern University will be graduating in the spring. She is a President's scholar and is the current Vice President of a service based cancer awareness organization called NSU Locks for Cause. Pooja also enjoys water sports, cooking and reading! Sanjeev is a sophomore at King high school's international baccalaureate program. He serve as a senator in his school's student government and his favorite subject is Astronomy. Sanjeev's hobbies include playing tennis, the violin and gaming! Their chapter provides birthday bags to children through the Hope Children's Home.
Kelsey L. is a high school freshman from Tampa, Florida. She enjoys Science, Math, and English. Kelsey also participates in her school’s Environmental Awareness Club as well as the Medical Sciences Club. Outside of school, she trains in the dance styles of ballet and contemporary dance throughout the week. She is grateful to make a positive difference for people’s birthdays. Kelsey's chapter provides gift bags to the children at Ronald McDonald House in Tampa.
Amelia Aussant lives in Newburyport Massachusetts, a beautiful area with many people. She is 15 years old and is entering her sophomore year. Her passion is helping others have an amazing life. She enjoys dancing, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Amelia is extremely passionate about helping others around the community. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through the Home for Little Wanderers.
Meet Taylor, The Birthday Giving Program's Denver, CO chapter representative. When she's not busy traveling the world as a flight attendant, she is hiking, skiing, and camping in Denver. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys volunteering and giving back to her community! Taylor's chapter provides birthday bags to children through the Denver Broncos Boys and Girls Club.
Lorie grew up in Virginia and came to Colorado in 1972. She and her husband have five kids and eight grandkids. Lorie loves children and has spent most of her volunteer hours with organizations involving kids. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through Family Promise of Greater Denver.
Frances is originally from Ireland, but now live in Northern Virginia, with her husband Malcolm, two children, Sydney and Warren and their dog Eva. Frances and her husband have a tech company which they run from home right now. They love playing board games and spending time with friends. Frances also writes to seniors with a group called Letters Against Isolation. Warren is a senior in high school and he plays football and ice hockey. Their chapter provides gift bags to children through an organization called Domestic Violence Abuse Center.
Ashwin is an elementary school student who loves football and art. He is a diehard Seahawks fan. Ishani is a preschooler who loves to dance and sing. She learns ballet and tap dance. Nandhini is a proud mother of two and a software professional. Together they are hoping to bring smiles on peoples' faces through The Birthday Giving Program! Their chapter provides gift bags to children at the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue.
Introducing Lauren, The Birthday Giving Program's Romeoville, Illinois chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through Heart Haven Outreach.
Christal is a IT software trainer at LCG and a single mom to son Christopher, 8 years old. She loves spending time with her son. Christal also volunteers on the board for her son's cub scout troop. She loves volunteering because her and her son have experienced homelessness and unemployment and were blessed during their hard times. Christal's chapter provides gift bags for children through a branch of the Salvation Army.
Kay has 5 grandchildren whose ages range from 6-18. She also has 2 pets, and will soon be celebrating 38 years of wedded bliss. Kay currently works as a Zone leader for a merchandising company. She loves having the opportunity to give back to her community in such a fun way! Kay's chapter provides gift bags to children through His Helping Hands Clothing Closet, part of First Church Springdale,and the Children's Safety Center.
Valerie and her team of volunteers love celebrating everyone's birthday and want to make sure senior citizens have the opportunity to enjoy their special days. Their chapter provides gift bags to senior citizens at Brightview Great Falls - Senior Assisted Living & Memory Care.
Meet Judah and Angel, The Birthday Giving Program’s Port Gibson, Mississippi chapter representatives. Angel has 12 years of teaching experience and has been teaching for different community colleges in Mississippi. Their chapter provides gift bags to children through an organization called Emergency Shelter Team of Port Gibson.
Introducing Theresa Davis, The Birthday Giving Program's Daniel Island, South Carolina chapter representative. Theresa's chapter provides gift bags for children at the Bair Foundation Children and Family Ministries organization.
Meet Liz Stanise, The Birthday Giving Program’s Wilton, CT chapter representative. Liz is a wife and mother of a busy household. Whether she’s tending to her volunteer duties at her son’s school or looking after their three dogs, Liz is extremely active. Liz enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family. Her chapter provides birthday bags for the children at the Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield, CT.
Sheila is a retired teacher of the blind and visually impaired. She has two children, two grandsons, and one more on the way. Sheila has been participating in various volunteer opportunities. Sheila and her husband are now living in Alaska, where it is challenging to meet new people and get involved during this time of COVID-19. She is thankful that The Birthday Giving Program gives her the opportunity to give to the community. Sheila loves traveling, wildlife photography, and crafts. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through the Door Youth Shelter.
Meet Greer and Walker, the McLean, VA Chapter Representatives. Greer is in the 7th grade, and plays goalie year-round for a club lacrosse team. Walker is in 10th grade and is an avid baseball player and sports fan. Both are passionate about giving back to their community and helping those less fortunate. Their chapter provides birthday bags to children at Doorways for Women and Families.
Meet Payge, a 23 year old currently living in Northwest Arkansas. She is studying medicine and is very passionate about helping those in need. Payge believes that everyone deserves to celebrate their birthday. She hopes to put a smile on someone's face in her community and make them feel special on their big day! Payge's chapter provides gift bags to the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter.
Meet Diane Covington, The Birthday Giving Program's Meridian, Idaho chapter representative. Diane enjoys seeing the delight on children's faces when they're surprised with birthday gifts. She volunteers for a prison ministry group in Boise and for other community events. In her spare time, Diane is a family researcher, scrap-booker, mosaic artist, and quilter! She's also an enthusiastic grandmother of three! Diane's birthday giving chapter provides gift bags to children through the Salvation Army Community Family Shelter in Nampa, Idaho.
Angela works as a Customer Experience representative for a hazardous waste company. When she's not saving the planet, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, and volunteering. Angela is excited to bring a little birthday magic to children in her area. Her chapter provides birthday bags to the AG Gaston Boys and Girls Club.
Phi Gamma Nu (PGN) at Michigan State University is a professional development organization for all majors that believes there are clear steps, training and support networks that can mitigate underemployment and unemployment risk, and prepare graduates for a lifetime of success (Source: https://www.pgnleaders.org/msu). Phi Gamma Nu is planning to volunteer for The Birthday Giving Program once every year! This year, McKenzi Roe (Vice President of the organization) and 12 other student members donated gift bags for the children at Hannah's House.
Meet the mother-daughter duo, Frances and Stephanie Paloscio, The Birthday Giving Program’s chapter representatives of Long Island, New York. Frances is a massage therapist and former dental assistant. Stephanie is a Princeton graduate who works with high school students to help them get into college. They are both passionate about wellness and community service. They used to work with kids and families at homeless shelters on Long Island. Frances and Stephanie are excited to join this organization and provide birthday bags to children through the Long Island Cares Facility!
Meet Jennifer and her son Timothy, The Birthday Giving Program's Bowie, Maryland chapter representatives. Jennifer is a Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse Manager of a hospital in Washington DC. Caring for others has always been her passion. She was a Labor and Delivery Nurse and Manager for 15 years and is now the Nurse Manager for Medical Surgical patients. Timothy is a high school student at Bishop McNamara High School in MD. He is currently on the Football team and has played football and basketball for Prince George’s County Boys and Girls Club since he was 6 years old. Timothy loves Math and Science and has continued to be on the Honor Roll. Jennifer and Timothy's chapter provides gift bags for children to the Bowie Interfaith Pantry and Emergency Aid Fund.
Introducing Nuha, The Birthday Giving Program's Waldorf, Maryland chapter representative. Nuha's chapter provides gift bags to the Children's Aid Society.
Kimberly was married for nearly 3 decades and has 2 wonderful children and a 5 year old grandson. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting and is currently the accounting manager for a property management company in Salem, Oregon. In her spare time, Kimberly makes simple jewelry items like the stretch bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. She has been a volunteer in many different programs throughout the years and feels fortunate to be part of The Birthday Giving Program. Through her volunteer efforts, Kimberly found that she loves to spend time with kids and senior citizens. Her chapter provides gift bags for children at Simonka Place.
Meet Felecia and her daughter Claire, The Birthday Giving Program's Seattle, Washington chapter representatives. Felecia and Claire's chapter provides birthday bags to children at the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club.
Meet Halle, The Birthday Giving Program's Rogersville, Missouri chapter representative. Halle lives on a farm and plays competitive softball. She wants to go into the medical field and loves helping her community in anyway she can! Halle's chapter provides birthday bags to children through the Safehaven Now Food Pantry.
Aishwarya manages operations for a sustainable fashion organization in New York City. Aishwarya is a daily yoga practitioner and is very passionate about health and wellness. In her free time, she likes to travel to places where she can hike in the mountains. Aishwarya loves The Birthday Giving Program because she can be part of a like-minded community that brings joy to those in need. Her chapter provides birthday bags to children through The Kitchen, Inc Emergency Shelter.
Maria lives in the beautiful state of Montana with her husband, 2 children, and new puppy! She has been in the field of social work for about 15 years and loves supporting children and families in any way she can. Maria is happy to join this organization and help spread joy! Her chapter provides birthday bags to children through an organization called HRDC.
Meet Sarah and Rosella from Norwalk, CT. Sarah is a high school senior and Rosella used to work in the technology sector. Sarah is a yearbook editor at her school and is part of the National Honor Society. Both Sarah and Rosella have experience with nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest. Their chapter provides gift bags to children through the Salvation Army of Norwalk, CT.
Marcey moved from Chicago’s north shore to Park City, Utah almost 9 years ago. She and her husband have three adult children. Marcey has spent most of her adult life working and volunteering with children. Her chapter will provide birthday bags for kids in partnership with The Christian Center of Park City.
Laura Sawyer Messing is the Owner and Creative Director of Design Invasion, an award-winning brand development and design agency in Burlington, Massachusetts. She is the reigning Mrs. Burlington and held the title of USOA's Mrs. Massachusetts in 2020. Growing up, birthdays were always a big deal in her family; she finds it heartbreaking to think that people might not be celebrated on their special days which is why it's so important to her to be a part of The Birthday Giving Program. Laura will be supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn and plans on expanding to other organizations in the area. When not filling gift bags or participating in pageants, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, Dean and their Westhighland Terrier Daisy.
Maddie is a junior at St. Ursula Academy. She has been involved in numerous clubs at her school, including Social Justice Club, Spanish Honor Society, National Honors Society, and field hockey. In her free time, Maddie loves to hike and play tennis. Her chapter provides birthday bags to children through the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati: Sheakley Club.
Kelly Nguyen is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky and is studying Kinesiology. She joined this organization in hopes of providing underprivileged kids with fun gifts for their birthday. Her chapter provides birthday bags to children at the Salvation Army Food Pantry.
Gianna is a junior at Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA. She is actively involved in student government and the Rise Against Hunger program. Gianna is a member of the lacrosse, field hockey, and ice hockey teams at her school. She’s thrilled to be a part of The Birthday Giving Program! Gianna's chapter provides birthday bags to children at the Boys and Girls Club of Nashua.
Lauren is a junior at a boarding school in Litchfield, CT. Her favorite sports are soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Lauren also enjoys hiking and going on walks with her dog. She was lucky enough to celebrate her birthday while other children may not. Lauren believes that this is a great way to get involved with the community! Her chapter provides birthday bags to children at the Boys and Girls Club of Milford.
Zana loves to go to the park and enjoys making natural beauty products. She volunteered to be part of The Birthday Giving Program to give back to her community! Zana's chapter provides gift bags to children through an organization called Mt. Healthy Alliance Food Pantry.
Introducing Shirell, The Birthday Giving Program's Dover, Delaware chapter representative. Her chapter provides birthday bags for children through the United Way of Delaware.
Introducing Kristin and her Mom, Carolyn, The Birthday Giving Program's Warwick, Rhode Island chapter representatives. Carolyn taught kindergarten through 5th grade as a music teacher. She was an accompanist for Interfaith and many other choruses for several years. Kristin has educational and career experience in health and human services. She currently volunteers for two disaster response organizations and her hobbies include spending time with friends and her dog. Their chapter provides birthday bags for children to the Boys and Girls Club of Warwick.
Introducing Christine, The Birthday Giving Program's Sammamish, Washington chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children at the Sammamish Boys and Girls Club.
Meet Tracy and her daughter Natalie, The Birthday Giving Program's Denver, Colorado chapter representatives. Tracy enjoys gardening, sewing, and keeping planted aquariums. Tracy and Natalie's chapter provides birthday bags to children at Denver Rescue Mission.
Introducing Heather and Eden, The Birthday Giving Program's Encinitas, California chapter representatives. Their chapter provides gift bags to children through the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito.
Introducing Sandy, The Birthday Giving Program's Kent, Washington chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through World Relief Seattle.
Emmantoria is an international student from Liberia attending the University of Kentucky. She is in her second year with a double major in Economics and International Studies. Emmantoria has been wanting to join an organization that helps put smiles on people's faces. She is happy to be part of The Birthday Giving Program and help children in need. Emmantoria's chapter provides birthday bags to children at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club in Lexington.
CharNae Brown is a college student at Morgan State University pursuing her degree in Construction Management. She loves working with children and volunteering to help them in any way she can. CharNae is excited to participate in The Birthday Giving Program because she loves the chance to make children feel special on their birthdays. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Franklin Square.
Meet Katie and Phat, her little Persian cat. Katie is a dental student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has lived in four different states before moving to Maryland. Katie enjoys volunteering because it gives her the opportunity to help the community no matter where she lives. As a part of this organization, Katie is very excited to prepare gift bags for people. Katie and Phat's chapter provides gift bags to children at the Bea Gaddy Family Center Inc.
Meet Amal, The Birthday Giving Program's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania chapter representative. Amal is a Junior at Drexel University. She grew up in Springfield, which is about 30 minutes from Philadelphia. Amal loves to travel and spend time with her friends! She comes from a big family and hopes that providing birthday bags to the children at the Boys and Girls Club in Philadelphia will make them feel like part of her family.
Sabrina McCall is an accountant for a hospice company where she supports incredible people providing end of life care. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, doodling, and watching movies. Sabrina believes that if you are able to find a volunteer opportunity that you are passionate about, it is important to try and make the world a better place. Her chapter provides gift bags for children through Hildegarde's Food Pantry.
Senakpon Kokoye is originally from Benin in West Africa. He is an Applied Economist by profession. Senakpon is very delighted to volunteer for this program given his passion for giving to others, especially children. Growing up, he learned that any act of generosity is pleasant to God. Senakpon invites everyone to support this program and give smiles to others. His chapter provides gift bags to children through The Boys and Girls Club of Evansville.
Skylar Thorpe is a junior at Alleman Catholic High School. She plays soccer and tennis. Skylar also participates in many clubs such us SIGMA, Student Hunger Drive, and the National Honor Society. Her chapter provides birthday bags to children through the Colona Township Food Pantry.
Deirdre has recently relocated to Lexington, KY! She is a graduate of Purdue University and Krannert Graduate School of Management, is an avid reader, and is passionate about theater and museums. Deirdre is very happy to be able to give back through The Birthday Giving Program in her new community! Her chapter provides gift bags for children through Hope Center, Inc.
Carleena is a devoted mother of 7 children ages 5-17. She has a passion for helping the community. Carleena and her husband are in the process of opening their home to foster children. They enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. Carleena's chapter provides gift bags to children at the Boys and Girls Club of Nampa.
Loclyn is a graphic artist and musician. She sings in the metal band "Seeking Tragedy" and loves to perform. When not creating art or music, you can find her hiking in the canyons. Loclyn's chapter provides gift bags to children through an organization called Utah Community Action.
Maria is a junior at Valhalla High School in Westchester, New York. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and using her privileges to give back to the community. She is excited to work with The Birthday Giving Program to help people in need. Maria's chapter provides birthday bags to children through 914 Cares.
Meet Christine and her daughters Moira and Lauren, The Birthday Giving Program's Fall River, Massachusetts chapter representatives. Their chapter provides gift bags to children through Greater Fall River Recreation.
Meet April, The Birthday Giving Program's Trussville, Alabama chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through the John Williamson Boys and Girls Club.
Introducing Erin, The Birthday Giving Program's Washington DC chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.
Sheri is a federal government employee who also teaches flying trapeze. Previously, she was an airline pilot, served in the Marine Corps, and worked in social service non-profits. Sheri's pastimes include taking language & history classes, physical fitness, & travel. Her chapter provides birthday bags to adults through the Coalition for the Homeless.
Introducing Jennifer, The Birthday Giving Program's Maineville, Ohio chapter representative. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through North East Emergency Distribution.
Nick is a senior at South Portland High School in Maine. He plays hockey on both club and school teams and also enjoys soccer. Other activities he enjoys include mountain biking and traveling! Nick has a passion for volunteering and has been involved with several community efforts including work with the Salvation Army and helping senior citizens with household chores including shoveling and yard work. His chapter provides gift bags to children through the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen.
Madi and Jane are nursing students together in Denver, Colorado. When they are not studying, they love exploring in the mountains. They share a love for skiing, tennis, and biking. Madi and Jane's chapter provides gift bags for children to the Rose of Sharon Food Bank.
Dania is a freshman at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa. She is originally from Montreal, Canada but moved to the United States three years ago. Dania enjoys playing the guitar and piano and is part of the French and Spanish clubs. She also plays softball at school! One of Dania's favorite subjects is science. Her chapter provides gift bags to children through an organization called Hope Villages of America Inc.
Introducing Carlie and her children Lolly and Harrison, The Birthday Giving Program's Stamford, Connecticut chapter representatives. Their chapter provides gift bags to children through the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford.
Jared is a sophomore at Harrison High School. He is actively involved in several clubs including DECA and the Fuller Center for Housing. Jared also volunteers at Edenwald Center of JCCA monthly. He enjoys playing baseball, socializing with his friends, and helping his community. Jared’s birthday giving chapter provides birthday bags to children through the Coachman Family Center.
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