Bringing birthday joy to children and families in need, members of the Oldfield Middle School National Junior Honor Society in the Harborfields Central School District decorated and filled boxes with party supplies to help homeless
children celebrate their birthday. Birthday Wishes is a non-profit organization that helps bring the magic of a birthday party to thousands of homeless children in shelters or transitional living facilities each year. Coordinated by National Junior Honor Society co-advisors Katie Scott and Jennifer Garside, more than 100 participating students brought in birthday supplies and presents to contribute to the boxes.
Students worked in groups of five to wrap boxes and presents in festive birthday paper. Each box was created for a girl, boy or neutral birthday theme and filled with juice boxes, party hats, blowers, plates, napkins, balloons a birthday
banner and presents. Through their collaborative efforts, the National Junior Honor Society created a total of 16 “birthday-in-a-box” party kits.
Photo courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District