Non-Profit, 501c3 in Pinellas County. We are 2 kids, with a village of support, who throw birthday parties for homeless & less fortunate children in Pinellas County.
One day in my high school theatre class my drama teacher tasked us with a drama therapy exercise studying homelessness. My teacher discussed the homeless population in Pinellas County. It really opened my eyes when she shared with us the amount of people that are homeless so close to where we live. To my surprise almost 50% of the homeless population is kids 18 & under – that is, according the latest stats, over 2,500 right here in our county.
Kayla & I have celebrated every birthday surrounded by our family and friends. It made us feel very special to have a day just about US, as individuals. I believe everyone deserves their special day, all to them. Everyone is special in their way – we all go through ups and downs. Our hopes are one day these same kids will help pay it forward during their bright futures.
There are many amazing organizations and families that come to the aid of children around the holidays. I have chosen to help them celebrate being themselves the rest of the year. #EveryoneDeservesASpecialDay