today is my 32nd birthday. i’ve decided i’d like to share it. want to join me?
at this past engage in december (2013 dates announced today!) i was fortunate to meet so many inspiring individuals, and it’s hard to pinpoint who stood out the most from the crowd. everyone had their own story, but my new friend and fellow wedding planning extraordinare paige chenault‘s labor of love, the birthday party project (which BTW isn’t even her full-time job!), really inspired me more than i can say. TBPP’s mission isto celebrate the lives of homeless children and youth by partnering with homeless shelters to provide birthday parties and gifts for all resident children between the ages of one and eighteen.
here, watch the video (grab a tissue).
last week i reached out to paige to see how i could help from afar. i asked her if it’d be ok to post about it today, in hopes that others will be as inspired as i am to get out and do something to help. and so today, on my birthday, i’m headed out to target and the party store to stock up on birthday party goodies to send to paige for the birthday party project. imagine if each of us did something similar on our own birthday? the newtown random acts of kindness movement didn’t end in december and i intend to continue in my own way – and spreading joy to a homeless child on their birthday is a great way to start.
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