Turning Point of Union County parties with Birthday Blessings volunteers

October 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm Leave a comment

Mary Kay consultants Crystal Coxton and Janet Warthen (from left to right)

MONROE, NC – On September 18, Birthday Blessings celebrated with the children and mothers staying at Turning Point of Union County, a facility that provides safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children, while they learn how to break free from their abuser.

This celebration was a happy day of birthday festivities!  The children enjoyed traditional party fun of blowing bubbles, games, and arts and craft activities with Birthday Blessings volunteers, while their mothers enjoyed some much-needed pampering.

Adopt-a-Party group volunteers Crystal Coxton and Janet Warthen, Mary Kay consultants, brightened the days of the women by treating them to facials and makeovers.  “This feels so good,” said pregnant Alexis* after her day of beauty was complete. “I have never felt so good a day in my life.”

Olive Garden in Pineville was kind enough to donate lasagna, salad, and breaksticks, and the group also enjoyed pizza.  It was definitely appreciated, especially by those eating for two! And what party would be complete without birthday cake! Everyone enjoyed a giant cupcake-shaped cake surrounded by mini cupcakes provided by multi-talented Janet, who also owns and operates Smooth Creations Cakes.

Veteran Birthday Blessings volunteer party coordinator CJ Sammonds was there to brighten the day, as always.  The children (and adults) are drawn to her, said one of the staff members at Turning Point. She was shocked that a particular 3-year-old “smarty pants” took to CJ so quickly, as it usually takes much longer for the little girl to take a liking to people.  What a blessing!

It was another great day for Birthday Blessings and the children and families we serve.

*Alexis’ name has been changed for purposes of safety and privacy.


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