Birthday Wishes Ministry is a 501(3)(c) non-profit program founded in 2021.
Our purpose is to bring joy to children and share the love of Christ by supporting families who are financially challenged with a viable birthday gift program.
Acquire donations to support the purchase of gifts for school-aged children, to distribute during the week of their birthday.
To encourage sponsorship, partners and resources to assure sustainability of the program.
How it all began...
During the Christmas season, my husband and I have the pleasure of buying gifts for young families in our area. One year, a mother asked if we would mind wrapping one of the gifts in birthday wrap, as she had not yet bought her young son a birthday gift and was going to be short on her rent for the month of December. We knew then, this was the path God was taking us on, and Birthday Wishes was created to bring local children joy on their special day.
These families surely can use help throughout the year and not just during the holiday season!
Where we are now...
Currently, we have nine schools signed up for our program with another one to go! Approximately 500+ kids will be blessed on their birthday in the 2022/2023 school year! They have been selected through the county's Backpack Food Program and the gifts are distributed in these backpacks by the school during the child’s birthday week. It's so exciting!
We believe that when we bless others, God takes care of our needs.
We are supported solely by volunteers and donations! Please consider being a part of this important ministry by providing your support.
"Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." -- Matthew 5:16
Your purchases will help us to meet our goal of collecting pre-selected gifts from our wish lists to supply the children in our schools for the 2022/2023 school year! All gifts can be directly shipped to us too! Thank you!
Amazon Wish List
Your support and contributions will help us to meet our goal of providing gifts of joy to as many children as we are able! Use the button below to donate securely using PayPal or your favorite credit card. Or mail your donation to: Birthday Wishes Ministry at P.O. Box 132, Supply, NC 28462,
Help us to give back by buying a child one of our pre-selected gifts on our wish list!
Amazon Wish List
Would you like to make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one? Send us a note with your check and we will be happy to send them a card stating a donation has been made in their honor or memory!
Our gifts are creatively selected by our volunteers. Each gift is age appropriate, gender neutral and will promote creativity and learning. Check out our Wish List link above!
Our children's cards are handcrafted with love by our volunteers! We include special inserts which tell the child that they received the gift because Jesus loves them!
This is one of our paint class fundraisers! We look forward to more fundraising events in the near future!
Happy Fall Y’all! It is hard to believe that we’re in October already and in our second full year of Birthday Wishes Ministry! Take a look at all that has happened and what this new season is bringing! I cannot thank you all enough for your love and support!
Our September meeting was a great success! About 25 women attended. We wrapped about 385 gifts and made about 350 cards as well! What a great time meeting each other and working together!
Our first gifts for this school year were delivered to eight schools in September by our new volunteers! Very exciting! Now we’re getting ready to deliver November and December gifts! I’m still hopeful that we will get the last Brunswick County school’s list soon!
The St. James Service Group invited us to attend their monthly meeting last week to share information about Birthday Wishes along with several other non-profits in Brunswick County. We are getting the word out! We picked up several new volunteers which will help us to expand outside of our community for support.
Our focus now is going to be on fundraising! We have several ideas and are hoping to get dates on our calendars and the appropriate teams in place to support these events.
Our major fundraiser will be the Spring Ladies Tea and Boutique featuring “Another Woman’s Treasures”. This event will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2023. We will be looking for volunteers to help coordinate the boutique and set up the luncheon, etc. We’ve already been collecting treasures and tea pots for our centerpieces! What fun!
Other ideas which we are hoping to organize are a Jazz night at Carolina National Golf Course, a music night at Makai Brewery, wine tasting, art and craft nights and promoting Birthday Wishes at area festivals! If you have an idea for us, please contact me at the address below.
We’re currently putting together some craft kits for you to help us make cards for our inventory. These will be available at our next meeting.
Get the word out to your friends and neighbors to clean out their closets and consider donating their “treasures” in support of Birthday Wishes! We are collecting all jewelry, scarves, purses, wallets, watches, etc. It’s not too early! We will have to organize our boutique and tag everything well in advance.
Tell people about this ministry! Awareness within our community as well as outside our community is key to making Birthday Wishes Ministry a success.
Congratulations to the winners of our Art Raffle!
Grand Prize went to Karin Desloge, First Prize to Molly McCarron and Second Prize to Gary Simendinger! Final tally! Just over $2,050 was raised for the children! Thank you all for your support!
Our own Game Show Host... Ms. Pammy Hall!
Our specially wrapped gifts! Ready to be delivered!
Birthday Wishes Ministry is a fully accredited 501 (c) (3) as defined by the IRS and your contributions are tax deductible as are donations of devices, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the code. https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/
We are a registered company with the NC Secretary of State at https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/business_registration