We create opportunities for many different kids through a variety of activities, programs and support.

What We Do

Birthday Bunch

Cake, candles and caring.

COS recognizes how childhood birthdays are special moments as they reassure children that they are worthy, loved and celebrated. Homeless parents are often consumed by the day-to-day strain and anxiety of their family’s situation and a cake and a present are luxuries they can’t afford.

Launched in 2008, the COS Birthday Bunch serves all five of our partner shelters. The Birthday Bunch supplies birthday cakes, balloons and other favors for children to allow them to celebrate their special day. Our Board Members personally bring cakes to the children and the entire shelter community comes together to wish these children a ‘Happy Birthday.’ Each child also receives a small wrapped gift and a special birthday card.

Each year, the Birthday Bunch celebrates 300 children’s birthdays with an average of 50 birthday parties. The smiles and joyful singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ brightens the shelters and helps each child feel normalcy and a positive sense of childhood.

“How seven cakes could bring such joy to 150 children, you would have had to have been there to experience it.”

Donna Cahill, Holy Family Day Home Director

For more information regarding underwriting opportunities for this program please contact:

Mandy Paige, Program & Development Director
mandy@childrenofshelters.org
925-935-9938

 

 

Kids birthday parties just got more meaningful.