Birthday Dreams program at Arizona Helping Hands
1,823 – that’s the number of children in foster care whose birthdays have been made special already in 2020 by the Birthday Dreams program at Arizona Helping Hands.
More than 250 boys and girls each month have received gifts and party packages, thanks to our efforts.
The pandemic has affected every aspect of daily life. School is going virtual, social gatherings are eliminated and pizza party celebrations are out.
Birthday celebrations are different this year. Every child has faced adjustments and new challenges, but consider the life of a child in foster care.
On top of the everyday life difficulties caused by the pandemic, 14,000 children in Arizona are dealing with disruption, relocation and confusion from being placed in foster care. These are the kids we celebrate with our Birthday Dreams program.