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Thanks for being our champion! A message from Volunteer Executive Director & Co-Founder, Amy Cervantes

CHARLOTTE, NC – We were blown away by all the support we received from you in our “Hope for More” race to win $20,000 from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Samsung Helmet of Hope Program.

We are so thankful to already have been awarded $10,000 from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation as a result of nominations from our loyal fans, and having our logo appear on Jimmie Johnson’s helmet at the Pepsi 400 is icing on the birthday cake! Be sure to tune in on October 10 at 3 p.m. on ESPN to watch Jimmie championing our cause on his Helmet of Hope.

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to the two winning charities, Cookies for Kids Cancer and the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. Cookies for Kids Cancer raises funding and awareness for pediatric cancer research, and the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation raises funding and awareness for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which is the leading genetic killer of infants and young children. These are deserving and timely wins, as September is National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and Gwendolyn Strong celebrated her third birthday on October 4, just days after this big announcement was made. We offer our congratulations and thanks for all that these amazing charities do.

Birthday Blessings is honored to have been selected to participate in this nationwide program, and we thank each and every one of our loyal supporters for voting. With your support, our uplifting programs–offering educational and enrichment support and providing critical-care needs–continue to impact thousands of homeless children and families each year. Together, we are making a positive difference by showing each child in need that our community loves them and cares for their well being.

The enthusiasm and generous spirits of our supporters are at the heart of everything we do at Birthday Blessings. Thank you for championing our cause!

October 2, 2010 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Enter creative costume contest to win 4 passes to Monkey Joe’s

CHARLOTTE, NC – Halloween is right around the corner, and our Volunteer Party Coordinators are busy planning our Birthday Boo Bash parties for children and families at the 14 transitional housing facilities and homeless shelters we serve.

So in the spirit of the season, we want to hear your creative costume ideas. Have pictures? Even better! Post your creative costume ideas on our Facebook page here. The winner receives 4 free passes to Monkey Joe’s!

Deadline to enter is October 31. Winner will be announced the first week of November. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

October 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

GoodSearch is offering $1,000!

CHARLOTTE, NC – Would you take a minute to help Birthday Blessings win $1,000? is sponsoring a contest that will give an extra $1,000 to each of the five organizations that have the most toolbar downloads (and $100 to each of the first 100 charities to reach 100 downloads!) With the GoodSearch toolbar, every time you search online or shop at more than 1,500 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!), a donation will be made to Birthday Blessings.

All you have to do is add our toolbar to your computer. Simple as that!

Please help us be one of the lucky charities that will receive these much-needed funds!

Here’s how:

1. Click

2. Download the Birthday Blessings toolbar

3. “Share With Friends” on our toolbar download page so that others can get involved!


The contest ends on Oct. 31, so please add the toolbar NOW and spread the word to as many people as you can! For more information, click here.

Thank you for your support!

October 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm Leave a comment

Your vote is worth $20,000 to Birthday Blessings!

Click this logo and help us win $20,000! Please vote every day through September 29!

CHARLOTTE, NC – Have you heard our good news? Birthday Blessings’ logo is going to appear on NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson’s helmet in the Pepsi 400, PLUS we won a $10,000 grant! Read more about that here.

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson

But that’s not all … Now that the thirteen Samsung Helmet of Hope charities have been selected, one charity will have the opportunity to “Hope for More” and win an additional $20,000 through an online voting contest.

Your vote is worth $20,000! Please set up an automatic daily message reminder or make a note to cast your vote every day! 20 seconds. 20 days. $20,000. With your votes, it’s that simple.

Visit to vote for Birthday Blessings today and every day through September 29. With a little — no, A LOT — of help from our friends, WE CAN IMPACT SO MANY MORE HOMELESS CHILDREN!

September 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm 1 comment

Announcing the winner of Baby’s First Birthday Photo Contest

CHARLOTTE, NC – Congratulations to Julie M., who submitted this oh-so-cute photo of Baby Brogan for our August Baby’s First Birthday Photo Contest.

Said Julie:  “Brogan’s first birthday was celebrated with a big slice of watermelon, right before he buried his face in cake! My sweet boy was sticky and wonderful for his big day.”

Well, Julie, we think Brogan is wonderful, too. We hope he enjoys his Neurosmith Together Tunes Block, compliments of Bedford Falls Toys & Books!

And, to everyone who submitted photos, thanks so much. We enjoyed seeing your babies celebrating their first birthdays!

For more information on how we celebrate and support the lives of babies born into homelessness, click here.

September 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Baby’s First Birthday Photo Contest

CHARLOTTE, NC – We are gearing up to celebrate two first birthdays at our August Birthday Blessings celebration at Florence Crittenton Services, where children and their moms live in the Sarah’s House transitional housing unit.

In honor of these first birthdays and all of our volunteers who make it possible for us to bless the lives homeless children, we want to see your baby’s first birthday photo, for the chance to win a Neurosmith Together Tunes Block ($79.99 retail value), courtesy of our loyal partner, Bedford Falls Toys & Books, located in the Park Road Shopping Center.

So, dig out those adorable photos of your sweet babies on their first birthdays and post them here on Facebook. Please submit your contest photo by August 22. The winner will be notified the last week in August and featured in our September e-newsletter.

CONTEST PRIZE: Neurosmith Together Tunes Block retails for $79.99 at Bedford Falls Toys & Books

We can’t wait to see your beautiful babies in action!

About the Neurosmith Together Tunes Block:  Children six months and older will delight in this giant, interactive cube filled with music, verse, and wonderful surprise activities! This award-winning plush cube plays six classic sing-along songs. It also features six activities, including a jack-in-the-box and a peek-a-boo mirror. There are colorful illustrations on all six sides, plus a flap with a printed nursery rhyme. The Neurosmith Together Tunes Block teaches cause and effect, and is sturdy enough to help a child stand.

August 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

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