Providing birthday parties for unsheltered youth; offering encouragement, support, and programs to assist them in continuing their education.
SUPPORT THE CHILDREN
The DFW Birthday Brigade serves up birthday magic for
unsheltered youth in DFW. Parties include presents and
cake, of course, but also a hot meal and amazing
entertainment. It's an opportunity for a child to feel
recognized on their special day.
Beyond the Birthday
By cultivating a movement to help educate homeless youth,
DFW Birthday Brigade serves as a resource to inspire youth to successfully transition into society. Educating economically underprivileged teens can afford them greater chances of developing safe and healthy lifestyles.
As of September 2019 the DFW Birthday Brigade has served over 3,300 individuals, celebrated 521 birthdays, and held 84 parties! This represents 29% of the unsheltered youth of Tarrant County! Additional resources provided include: blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags donated to the birthday children.
Recognized by and participated in Fort Worth Mayor’s Week of Compassionate Service January 21-29, 2017.
Sundt Foundation grant winner, September 2017.
Annual Mixer 2019
Over 80 individuals attended our recent Mixer.
They heard testimonials from all four of our Partner agencies as well as from the young woman we sponsored at Tarrant County Community College.
Jocelyn Johnson will graduate in May and we all thrilled with the obstacles she’s overcome to obtain her degree! We raised almost enough funds to provide parties for the next year.
A good time was had by all!
With the advent of COVID19 we have needed to postpone our parties however, we are tentatively looking at hosting a Dec. 3rd party for Presbyterian Night Shelter guests if the pandemic is under control at that time. If deemed safe, in 2021 we will move to quarterly parties for ACH Child and Family Services and Presbyterian Night Shelter.
Thank you all for the continued support of our program! We appreciate it as do the children experiencing homelessness in our community!