Monday, March 1, 2010

Before and After

By: Kristen Lindholm, Intern
Here is a before and after shot of gifts that go to the children in our Children's Birthday Project. The transformation from start to finish is incredible!

Brand new toys that are donated to the Children's Birthday Project are sorted to be age and gender appropriate. Each child receives a birthday box full of toys that are chosen specifically for them. Every box includes:
  • 6-15 new toys
  • 1 new game
  • 4 new books
  • Party-in-a-Box (cake mix, party hats, plates, napkins, etc.)
  • Stuffed animal or action figure
  • School supplies
  • 3 mini gifts
  • 2 Beanie Babies

Wonderful volunteers take bags of gifts to wrap - some make it a family project, others make it a project for their organization, and some do it individually. Their efforts turn out beautifully wrapped birthday gifts in colorful paper and lovely ribbons.

In addition to receiving gifts on their birthday, each child is eligible to be a part of our summer program, Feed the Kids, which provides food for approximately 90 families. CBP children also receive Christmas gifts during the holiday season.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Children's Birthday Project, contact us at 630-221-8340 or at

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