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.

November 20th, 2014 | Birthdays, Giving, Volunteers | Join the conversation

sai2By Sailakshmi Rajagopal

I moved to the United States in 2012 from India after completing my Masters in Food Technology in the UK. I was excited to move to the USA and begin a new phase in my life.

I explored a variety of options. I started to volunteer with the Lake Washington School District. This was when I learned that I should do more for children. When I was in Mumbai, India, working as a teacher, I could see so many children selling things on the road. They didn’t have a chance to go to school. They could not afford to celebrate their birthdays. I could see children working to clean cars and streets. I was hoping for a chance to do something that could make a change.

I am happy that I found Cheerful Givers and recently started to volunteer. I like the very different concept of filling birthday bags for a child. Currently, I am planning to conduct fundraising events. Hope I can work and bring little changes in the lives of the little ones. I encourage more volunteers to join this unique organization. Donate by just a single click. It will make a difference. Become a Cheerful Giver!

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