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.

so - who’s down to help? for information on the birthday party project and ways to get involved, please click here. for a birthday party wish list, click here. every bit counts :)

:: if you decide to make a donation or get out there and make a care package, share it with us by using the hashtags
#shareyourbirthday #givingisgood ::

  • chandra ~ Oh Lovely Day says on January 22, 2013 Reply

    What an amazing and inspiring idea - I’m in! I’ve been continuing my acts of kindness too, but this is a great reminder and I love the idea. Thanks for sharing, Jacin! Oh, and have a fabulously happy birthday! sending you hugs and confetti from afar :) xx

  • Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} says on January 22, 2013 Reply

    Lovely & inspiring- I’m in too! Happy Birthday, Jacin~

  • Diane @ Vintage Zest says on January 22, 2013 Reply

    This is such a sweet idea. I’ll definitely in too! You were right, tissues were absolutely needed or at least there for moral support.

    Have a very happy birthday!!!

    • Diane @ Vintage Zest says on January 22, 2013 Reply

      Man, I didn’t see that until I published the comment. “I’m” definitely in, not “I’ll.” Oops!

  • Nic {@NicHance} says on January 22, 2013 Reply

    Happy birthday Jacin! I saw all the tweets about Paige during Engage and checked out her site - I made a donation on the spot for the cost of a party. She is exactly what the world needs more of!

  • Brenda's Wedding Blog says on January 22, 2013 Reply

    Happy Birthday Jacin!!! Loving this birthday party project. My birthday is this coming Saturday and now I can’t wait to head to Target and pick up some party items to ship over.

  • Sofia says on January 22, 2013 Reply

    First Happy birthday Jacin! I hope you have a lovely day!! And THANK YOU for sharing this amazing project on your blog… you were right, tissues were needed!!!!

  • Lena says on January 22, 2013 Reply

    Happy, happy birthday–and thank you for sharing this amazing project! I may be tearing up in my tea, but I can’t wait to contribute!

  • Bellenza Wedding Bistro says on January 22, 2013 Reply

    Bless you all for supporting this wonderful project!

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