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My Birthday Matters and other SNGA program needs

(We've updated this signup to include items for many programs and those with whom we collaborate; for general needs, you don't really have to sign up since we need multiples of those)

My Birthday Matters is a year-round program for kids (ages 1 through 18) who are homeless. They live in shelters (MUST, Family Promise of Cobb or LiveSafe Resources, formerly the YWCA) or they are considered homeless through the school district which means they live in a hotel or with someone (they don't have their own home). We also provide gifts to the kids of our furniture families for the 12 months after we give them furniture. Often, we give the gifts for those kids all at once when the family moves (and not wait for their birthdays) since they might not have many toys or things for themselves since they were previously homeless.

You can help by purchasing a (new) requested gift for a child. We will post the child's age, birthdate and requested item. The parent or child completes a form with their specific requests, plus their favorite color, animal, characters/themes and their reading preferences (and more). If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

If the timing works out, you can deliver the gift to our space when we're there (dates vary) or to my home (near Sprayberry HS). Or you can ship to my home address (email me for that).

Each child receives at least these items in their birthday "packet" (varies depending on the child's age and gender): four larger gifts valued between $20-30 ($80-90 total); a $5-10 gift; several $1-3 items; a stuffed animal; a no-sew fleece blanket; a backpack and other school supplies, including crayons, markers, colored pencils and more; underwear (or diapers) and socks; two coloring books; 5-6 reading books; cupcakes and candles; homemade lollipop.

Thank you for putting a smile on a child's face!

Created by:   Brenda Rhodes
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Available Slot

(a critical need - bdays) Barbie coloring books (5)

1 of 5 slots filled
Karen Humphreys
Found 1

(a critical need - bdays) Pencil sharpener (40)


(a critical need - household program) New mops and brooms (20)


(a critical need - bdays) box of Markers (10-12) (50)

5 of 50 slots filled
Karen Humphreys (5)

(a critical need) New mystery and action books for tweens and teens (10)


(a top need - bdays) Kinetic Sand (3)


(a critical need - bdays) basketball for kids ages 4-6 (4)


(a critical need - bdays) basketball for kids ages 9-11 (4)


(a critical need - bdays) Doc McStuffin coloring books (10)

2 of 10 slots filled
Karen Humphreys (2)
Also ordered 2 Dora coloring books

(a critical need - bdays) Dr. Seuss books for kids of all ages (20)


(a critical need - bdays) Elmo books for young children (3)

1 of 3 slots filled
Mari Knowles

(a critical need - bdays) small football for kids ages 3-6 (4)


(a critical need - birthdays) Paw Patrol book (10)


(a top need - bday general) new women's socks size 9-11 (for teens) (20)


(a top need - bdays) gifts for kids 0-1 yr old ($20-25 range) (10)


(a top need - bdays) Moana coloring books (5)


(a top need - bdays) no-sew fleece blanket kits (or fleece 1.5x1.5) (10)

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(a top need - bdays) Slime (3)


(a top need - bdays) Train coloring book (10)


(a top need - bdays) trains for kids 2-8 (5)


(a top need - birthday) Mystery books for tweens (5)


(a top need - birthdays) animal books for young children (5)


(a top need - household program) blankets of all sizes esp king/queen/full/twin (gently used or new)


(a top need - household program) DVD player (10)


(a top need) Iron (11)


(a top need) Ironing board (11)


(bdays) Amazon Fire 7 tablet (3)


(bdays) Amazon Fire 8 tablet (2)


(homeless) Bug spray (20)


(school) Feminine products (maxi pads) for high school girls (10)


(school) Feminine products (tampons) for high school girls (20)

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(school) laundry detergent (20)

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(schools) boxes of fat crayons for younger children (20)

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(Shoe Them Love) $25 Walmart gift card (20)


(Simple Household Needs) kids' DVDs (20)


Baby wipes (10)

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