Homelessness is stressful for children and their families, and it has a profound impact on a child’s emotional and physical well-being. With homelessness, families have to prioritize things needed to meet their basic survival needs, such as food and shelter. There is no budget for birthday parties or even presents.
Sweet Celebrations asserts that children need to celebrate their birthdays, especially during homelessness. Something as simple as a birthday celebration can make a huge impact on the child or teen and the family.
Recent studies show that children as young as two-and-a-half years of age often remember an event that made a positive impact in their lives. These celebrations truly are much more than a one day event. These celebrations help to give the child and family hope for the future while leaving a lasting, life-long impression.
Together with the support of families and the help of our devoted volunteers and valued donors, Sweet Celebrations instills in each of these children a very important concept–there are people who care. By sharing a little laughter, love, and kindness, we are reminded that by helping one another, all good things are possible.