Extra Halloween candy? Here’s how a local non-profit is putting it to good use

Birthday Dreams is relying on love cheats to deliver an all-important party essential: candy.

KIRKLAND, Wash. – If you have extra Halloween candy, a nonprofit in Kirkland just knows how to put it to good use.

Birthday Dreams was founded in 2009 to bring hope and joy to homeless children with the gift of a birthday party. Gifts like candy are a common component of birthday gift bags, which is where the spooky holiday begins.

Birthday Dreams development director Jarod Drozdowski said: “Our main goal is to make birthday dreams come true for the homeless children in our community. . “

The nonprofit organization that provides birthday parties for children living in shelters is focused on making sure parents get some credit for the celebration, too, Drozdowski said. The nonprofit provides decorations, cakes, gift bags, and other birthday supplies so parents can bring the party to life.

“Sometimes we have a group birthday party with 20-30 kids, they get goodie bags, of course in those bags there’s very little activity, and that’s why the Halloween candy that they The support I get from the supporters is just as important,” Drozdowski said.

The organization happily picks up leftover Halloween candy at its Renton headquarters.

Volunteers donate their time to sort, package, and even celebrate for families in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Birthday Dreams is constantly in need of donations and even works with local students who lead toy drives at their school.

The small but dedicated team is busy completing birthday wish lists from parents, and Drozdowski says they’re in need of some old-fashioned staples. Party juices, children’s books and board games are currently in short supply. Birthday Dreams believes that self-worth is a gift and that organizing a birthday party for thousands of local children creates a community, from generous donations to the many local homes that the organization organizes. This position works with.

To make your Halloween Candy a Birthday Dream, volunteer or donate, visit the organization’s website.

https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/birthday-dreams-halloween-candy-donation-nonprofit/281-6c57f210-ea7d-4d07-b954-9fb6a2e934ec Extra Halloween candy? Here’s how a local non-profit is putting it to good use

Edmund DeMarche

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