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Day 69: A Birthday Surprise

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This past weekend I went to a very unique birthday party for a three year old. As a parent you never quiet know what to expect from a birthday party. Some are very lavish and some very simple. This one had a unique twist I wanted to share, as I think it would be great if we could each incorporate this into all our children’s parties. It would instill in our children that giving comes in many forms and a birthday doesn’t only  have to be about the many gifts we receive but how much we give back

Day 69: Give 69

We received a very cute fire truck invitation to a birthday  party last week, to go along with invitation was a special donation card I thought was a brilliant idea. The invitation gave all the pertinent  information including date, time, location and a special note regarding gifts. Instead of a normal truck type gift for the birthday boy, the parents were requesting a donation for the BC Children’s Hospital in the child’s name.   I was so pleasantly surprised.  If you have read any of my past blogs I have written two posts on ethical birthday giving for children’s birthdays.

We live in a place in the world where few children in our neighbourhood go without anything. Not only are the basic necessities taken care of but many have much more than they need. So this was the perfect gift for a birthday child. An education on not only giving, but choosing to GIVE  to other children that need our support instead.

I was proud to be part of this birthday party and to see the generosity of all the parents participating at the event.

Do you have  story you would like to share about a special project or cause your children decided to participant in for their birthday? Please send us your story and ideas for special GIVES on or kids birthdays.

Time Commitment: 0 (We would have spent time attending)

Cost: The same amount we would have spent on a gift for a 3 year old child.

Jacqueline Way
Jacqueline Way
My dream is to inspire people around the world – young and old – to make a better, happier world for everyone. As a family we have come to learn through our own daily giving practice that if we all do one small thing to give every day – together we will be the change the world needs.

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