When Clara Willingham and her mother, Stephanie, started planning Clara’s ninth birthday party, they looked for something special guests could bring instead of presents. They sought out different causes they could donate to, and came upon Cheerful Givers, which donates birthday gifts to children facing homelessness and poverty.

Along with a birthday party invitation, Clara’s mother Stephanie sent out a link to the Cheerful Givers Birthday Bag Instructions page, which provides helpful suggestions for birthday bag items. Clara and her friends assembled 15 bags! She and her mom then dropped the bags off at the Sabathani Community Center Food Shelf in Minneapolis, where children’s parents can pick up the gifts and give them to their kids on their birthdays.

Clara Willingham

Clara, thank you for your generosity! Your caring gesture will give 15 kids a very special birthday.

Are you interested in hosting a bag assembly party or donating to Cheerful Givers? Please visit our Get Involved page!

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