Birthday Dreams held a ribbon cutting June 6 to celebrate its new location. Photo courtesy Birthday Dreams

Birthday Dreams held a ribbon cutting June 6 to celebrate its new location. Photo courtesy Birthday Dreams

Birthday Dreams celebrates new location

Birthday Dreams, the local non profit that helps bring joy to homeless children with the gift of a birthday party, just celebrated its move to a new location.

On Wednesday, June 6 Birthday Dreams held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new, larger location in the Highlands on Kirkland Avenue North.

The reason for moving to a larger building, Chris Spahn, executive director and co-founder, said is for the simple fact that they had out grown their previous location.

“We’ll be able to help more homeless kids now,” Spahn said.

For the past few months, they have been renovating the space, Spahn said.

With the added square footage, they were able to move all of their items from storage units into their building, she said.

Spahn also said that everyone is now under one roof. They hold two different parts in their new building — a space for operations and a space for office staff.

“It’s still kind of crazy even though we have more square footage,” she said, referring to the amount of supplies, gifts and other items they house.

The goal eventually Spahn said is to connect the two locations within the building.

Birthday Dreams hopes now they can reach more children and help throw them birthday parties.

“It’s more than a party, it’s a really big deal to have a cake with their name on it,” she said.

Birthday Dreams is always looking for more public support including volunteers to help with face painting, crafts and other party related items.

Spahn hopes families know they are a resource that is available to them. Currently, she said they work with 75 shelters in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties to find children to throw parties for.

In a few short months, Birthday Dreams will be hosting its annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington.

For more information on Birthday Dreams, how you can help or the upcoming gala visit birthdaydreams.org.


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