While planning her own daughter's upcoming party in 2012, Texas mom Paige Chenault couldn't help but dwell on the fact that children who had less--and in particular, homeless children--may not ever get to have the annual, special birthday celebration that most kids take for granted. But she had a feeling she might be able to change that.
After three years of hard work, Chenault launched The Birthday Party Project, a nonprofit organization that throws around 20 parties a month for kids living in homeless shelters.
The elaborate bashes include presents, goodie bags, cake, and plenty of games--all the makings of a fun-filled party that any kid would feel lucky to have.
Most of the funding comes from donations, and Chenault and her team of volunteers are on track to throw 180 parties this year.
It may just be one party, but Chenault believes there's a bigger message behind what she does.
"It’s validation that every life matters. It’s a celebration that no matter what, you are loved," she told A Plus. "It’s joy in its simplest form."
Oh yes it is--just see for yourself.
Experience the Magic of The Birthday Party Project from The Birthday Party Project on Vimeo.
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