Since Cheerful Givers began in 1994, we have provided more than 1,000,000 children with birthday gift bags.

Cheerful Givers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to helping low/no income parents recognize and celebrate their children. We provide birthday gift bags through shelters and food shelves to economically-challenged parents so that they can give their child a birthday gift.

In 2015, through the generosity of many cheerful givers, 136,647 less fortunate children were able to experience the joy of receiving a birthday gift from their parents.

Our Mission
We provide toy-filled birthday gift bags to food shelves and shelters so that parents living in poverty can give their child a HAPPY birthday. We believe this simple gesture boosts self-esteem, enhances self-worth, and strengthens bonds in families.

Our Vision
All parents living in poverty will be able to celebrate their child with a birthday gift.

We Value

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.

Stewardship by:
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.


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