Since Cheerful Givers began in 1994, we have provided more than 600,000 children with birthday gift bags.
Cheerful Givers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to helping children in need. We provide birthday gift bags through shelters and food shelves to disadvantaged, needy children.
In 2012, 126,293 less fortunate children were able to experience the joy of receiving a birthday gift from their parents. The challenge facing Cheerful Givers for 2013 is to provide more than 150,000 less fortunate children with birthday gifts.
We provide toy-filled birthday gift bags to food shelves and shelters so that parents living in poverty can give their child a birthday gift. We believe this simple gesture boosts self-esteem, enhances self-worth, and strengthens bonds in families.
All parents living in poverty will be able to give their child a birthday gift.
Human Dignity by:
Celebrating individuals and families through gift-giving and volunteering; Enhancing in families living in poverty a sense of self-worth and hope; Anonymously providing our services to those in need; Equally acknowledging the lives of all members of our community.
Insisting on fiscal responsibility; Using measurable results to monitor our progress; Growing the outreach of Cheerful Givers; Recognizing our volunteers and contributors; Serving cheerfully and with dedication.
Community building by:
Inspiring others to make a positive impact through our example; Sustaining strong, interdependent relationships with our community partners; Engaging the larger community in the unmet need of those living in poverty; Building awareness, compassion, and a caring spirit toward families who cannot otherwise celebrate their children’s birthdays.