At each party, the children who have birthdays during that month are recognized. We bring them in together – all ages – and have them decorate their very own birthday hats. They get to use paint markers to design a hat that they wear at the party, and then take home with them.
The room is full of party balloons and colorful tablecloths. We always bring birthday candy, and play lots of games. The games vary depending on the location, but the games are always something active for the kids. Face painting has become very popular at our parties, along with piñatas and “Minute to Win It” games. After the games we always sing “Happy Birthday” to the entire group, and then they open presents and have their cake and open presents.
We Can’t Do It Without You
Our goal is to have parties hosted by groups from the community. We love our youth groups who continue to support us, but we always need more help. You will notice that we need adult volunteers at some locations.
Rosie’s Birthday Club is looking for volunteers to do things such as pick up and deliver birthday cakes or bring balloons to a party, share fun game ideas for the parties, help the kids color their birthday hats, do face painting, take photos, help set up and take down the party goods – and we’re always looking for youth groups to volunteer to help at the parties.
The kids really look forward to their birthday, and once you see them come running because they know it’s their special day, you’ll realize how important this really is to them.
Volunteer to conduct an RBC party at one of our current sites. You will be responsible to plan activities for birthday kids, which will also include all the children at the center. Activities include, but are not limited to, face painting, chalk drawing, inside gym games, as well as outside games when the weather permits. Serve birthday cake and help sing “Happy Birthday.” Estimated time – one hour.
Pick Up/Deliver Birthday Cakes
- First Wednesday of the Month: Rock House Kids.
- Second Tuesday of the Month: Northwest Community Center or Orton Keyes Boys and Girls Club.
- Third Friday of the Month: Beyer School.
- Fourth Wednesday of the Month: Blackhawk Boys and Girls Club.
- $25 Gift Cards to Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Game Stop.
- Donate forks, plates, birthday party table covers, or any other party fare that you can think of. Kids love candy, party favors, balloons, etc.
- Book donations – new children’s books.
- Basketballs, basketball pumps, footballs, African-American Barbie Dolls, Legos, nail polish sets, hair goodies, manicure sets, remote control cars, extra batteries.
- Art supplies, craft kits.
Become a Rosie’s Angel
Sponsoring costs associated with running Rosie’s Birthday Club:
- Printing needs.
- Post office box costs.
- Postage for mailers.
- Large corporate donations.
- Sponsoring a month, two months, etc. of birthdays.
- Company logo will be included on sponsor page.
There are lots of ways you can help raise money for Rosie’s kids.
Check out our fund-raising opportunities.
Have a Rosie’s Birthday Club Party on Your Birthday!
Have your own party. Proceeds will go to Rosie’s Kids.
Plan your birthday party.
Honor a Loved One on Their Birthday or Special Occasion
Make a donation in the name of your special person to honor a Rosie’s Kid.
Plan a party to honor a loved one or special person.
Donations come in all sizes, and Rosie’s kids can benefit from all of them.
Make a donation to Rosie’s Birthday Club.
Our Wish List
If you’d like to provide a birthday gift, but aren’t quite sure what kinds of things our kids might like, remember that we have an online wish list where it’s easy to choose and purchase a birthday gift for Rosie’s kids.
Visit our Wish List.