Birthday Buddies is a free program on the Georgetown Divide that distributes “A Birthday in a Bag” to children of low-income families between the ages of 1 and 9. Birthday Buddies was founded in August 2007 by a local mother and her family. They believe that supporting a celebration of a child’s birthday promotes nurturing, stable and loving family environments. And it’s FUN!
In the past 11 years, Birthday Buddies has distributed over 1000 birthday bags to Divide children!
Birthday Buddies partners with: Divide Ready by 5, Local Pre-Schools, Head Start, WIC, and GDRD. Each bag also includes information on local programs and services for children and families on the Georgetown Divide.
Birthday Buddies is a GDRD Community Partner
Apply today! Birthday Buddies Application
Need more information?
Contact Amy (530) 334-3558
The Birthday Bag is a jumpstart to a child’s birthday party.
The Birthday Bag includes:
Three age-appropriate toys
One or more books
Party favors and decorations
Cake mix, frosting, candles and an aluminum baking pan
All items are delivered in a craft bag brightly decorated.
We have a wishlist!
Maybe you’re a bargain shopper or you find a little something while out and about.
We can use use the following items:
- New, unwrapped age appropriate toys 1-9 years old
- Coloring books
- Art Supplies
- Small gifts: puzzles, stuffed animals, bubbles, yoyos, matchbox cars, etc
- Children’s books – board books, picture books, early chapter books
- Balloons and party decorations
- Party favors
- Brand name cake mixes and icings – vanilla and chocolate only
- Aluminum baking pans
Your purchases can be dropped off at the Georgetown Library. Please mention they’re for Birthday Buddies!
We welcome your monetary donation! Please consider making one today!
Birthday Buddies is a non-profit organization affiliated with Georgetown Divide Ready by 21. Contributions are tax deductible.
Please make checks payable to: Georgetown Divide Ready by 21. “Birthday Buddies” in the Memo line.
Here are ways that you can get involved:
Be a Booth Volunteer at community events-usually 2 hour shifts
Helping make the Birthday Bags
- book drive
- cake and icing drive
- toy drive
- crayon drive
- penny drive
- can & bottle drive