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American non-profit brings birthday joy to homeless kids

 Spare Change News - USA 30 November 2019

Since 2002, Birthday Wishes has been throwing birthday parties for young people in homeless shelters and transitional housing. Using donated cakes, decorations and presents, the organisation holds birthday celebrations for children living in 200 shelters and transitional-living facilities across East Coast America. Spare Change News reports on what goes into a Birthday Wishes party, and the difference it makes. (863 Words) - By Haley Hamilton

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Lisa Vasiloff, Cofounder & Executive Director of Birthday Wishes, poses for a picture at the NGO's main office in Newton, Massachusetts on Wednesday November 18, 2019. Birthday Wishes is a NGO that organizes birthday parties for homeless children in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Long Island, New York.Credit: Alena Kuzub

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Jill Glazer, a long time Birthday Wishes' volunteer, assembles goodie bags for future parties at the NGO's main office in Newton, Massachusetts on Wednesday November 18, 2019. Birthday Wishes is a NGO that organizes birthday parties for homeless children in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Long Island, New York.Credit: Alena Kuzub

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Birthday Wishes' intern Heather Coen (left) and Gail Bellefontaine, Party Coordinator for Northern Massachusetts, assemble and wrap gifts for upcoming parties at the NGO's main office in Newton, Massachusetts on Wednesday November 18, 2019. Birthday Wishes is a NGO that organizes birthday parties for homeless children in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Long Island, New York.Credit: Alena Kuzub

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Heather Coen, intern, from left, Lisa Vasiloff, Cofounder & Executive Director, Susan Haviland, Associate Director, and Sarah Hennessy, Greater Boston Program Coordinator, pose for a picture at the Birthday Wishes' main office in Newton, Massachusetts on Wednesday November 18, 2019. Birthday Wishes is a NGO that organizes birthday parties for homeless children in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Long Island, New York.Credit: Alena Kuzub


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