This year's chosen children's charity for December 2008 is Project Night Night. Every year for my kids Bdy party, we sent out the invites, asking our guests to kindly NOT bring birthday presents but to donate items to the chosen children's charity of that year. Last year we donated party supplies to our FAVORITE children's charity Birthday Wishes (see side panel, for charity details & website). The year before that, we asked our guests to bring used books/toys to be donated to the charity Cradles to Crayons. This year, I have already chosen (I know, its only June but I think ahead!) we have chosen the charity Project Night Night- Helping homeless children have sweeter dreams.
"Project Night Night is dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children, one sweet dream at a time. To this end, Project Night Night donates individual tote bags each filled with a security blanket, an age-appropriate book, and a stuffed animal to children (ages 0-10) in homeless shelters. By providing objects of reliable comfort, Project Night Night seeks to advance the emotional and cognitive well-being of each child we help. Every child who receives one of our Night Night Packages leaves the shelter owning a book which encourages reading and family bonding, a security blanket which can be cuddled, and a stuffed animal which can become a cherished friend. We have one objective – to deliver our Night Night Packages to every homeless child in the country who needs one."
I am so excited to start putting this together. If you'd like to help donate, please email me, or clink on the link to donate directly to the charity. ~Thank you!!!