There are more than 62,000 children living in California who are in foster care. There are approximately 4,000 foster children in the Sacramento area. Foster care is a rocky experience and many foster children are exposed to many losses throughout their stay in care. These children deserve at least one day of feeling special.
Team Celebrate mobilizes volunteers and partners to celebrate foster youth through the magic of birthday parties.
“I spent 12 ½ years in foster care and I think the fact that kids like me who know people are out there who care about them and love them will make a huge difference and change their self esteem and self perception. They won’t have to go the rest of their lives thinking no one cares for them.” – Laura
“What a gift it was to be able to share in the birthday party of 25 children who may not of have been celebrated this year. We learned that 2 of the foster kids didn’t even know when their birthday was.” -Robin
“It’s nice that when I am receiving things on my birthday, I can also give things to kids who are not as fortunate as me.” – Josefine (volunteered on her own bday)