The April issue of Glamour featured a charity on the Letter from the Editor page - Cheerful Givers. Cheerful Givers provides birthday gift bags to underprivileged children on their special day.
Since 1994 Cheerful Givers has given over 400,000 gifts bags to children who otherwise would have little to no recognition of their birthday. Last year, the organization created nearly 85,000 Happy Birthdays. The challenge this year is to reach 90,000! The bags are assembled for $10 a piece and then distributed to food shelves and shelters. Cheerful Givers believes that this small gesture on a child's birthday " boosts self-esteem, enhances self-worth, and strengthens bonds in families."
What a difference a simple birthday gift can make in the life of child. Take a moment to visit the Cheerful Givers website to make a donation or hold a Birthday Bag Blitz - an evening of filling gift bags full of toys with friends and family.