A Dallas-based organization called the Birthday Party Project which primarily aims to give birthday celebrations to less privileged children will be partnering with different companies and enterprises according to an Indian Educationary Diary article from March 1. They say,
“Alongside the nationwide celebrations of reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2, Random House Children’s Books, together with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, will partner with The Birthday Party Project, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing joy to children experiencing homelessness through the magic of birthday celebrations. For every donation made to The Birthday Party Project beginning 2/28 and during the month of March, Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises will donate a Dr. Seuss book to the organization to be given as birthday gifts to children via their network of agency partners nationwide.
The new partnership began on February 3, with a special Dr. Seuss–themed birthday party held at the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), one of The Birthday Party Project’s agency partners in Bethesda, MD, and books were given to all children who attended.
Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman, Executive Director of NCCF, says: “NCCF’s partnership with The Birthday Party Project, Random House Children’s Books, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises to provide our very first in-person birthday party to homeless children, post-pandemic, is absolutely unimaginable in its gift to these young people and their families. This is a very critical time in their life journeys, and as both the executive director of this agency and a grandmother who has been reading Dr. Seuss to her babies for generations, I am humbled and appreciative.”
Aside from partnerships, the Birthday Party Project also accepted a cash donation from Market Street according to a Plano Star Courier article from March 1 which reports,
“On Monday, Market Street presented The Birthday Party Project with a check for $10,000 to celebrate their 10th anniversary (birthday) as an organization.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to support this incredible organization right here in our own backyard,” said Robert Bollinger, regional vice president for Market Street. “Here at Market Street, we know all about helping our guests make special memories. So, this support of The Birthday Party Project was an easy decision for us.”
“We are honored and appreciative to have the support and generosity of the Market Street Family,” said Tabatha Gonzalez-Olaechea, SVP of Development for The Birthday Party Project. “Their grant will allow The Birthday Party Project to continue to spread joy to kids experiencing homelessness across our communities through our Birthday in a Bag program. Without the support of incredible corporate partners, we couldn’t make the impact that we do in the lives of the children and families we serve.”
The Birthday Party Project has already celebrated 2,500 successful birthday parties for 13,000 children.