What is Jazzy Sun Birthdays?

Jazzy Sun Birthdays makes homeless and low-income children feel like kings and queens for a day by celebrating their birthdays with personalized parties. We believe that every child deserves to be honored on the day he or she entered this world!

We currently host monthly birthday parties at local homeless shelters serving families but hope to expand to after-school programs in low-income communities in the future. We have also provided “birthdays in a bag” to local schools and food pantries that serve families who may not be homeless but are struggling to make ends meet and therefore may not be able to afford a birthday celebration for their children.

For our shelter parties, we first determine which children will be celebrating their birthdays and what their interests are based on information provided by families to shelter staff. Parties are held once a month at each shelter and the guests of honor are all of the children who were born in that month. Each party is staffed by caring volunteers who decorate the party room in the themes requested by each of the birthday children; do arts and craft projects; face paint; apply temporary tattoos; serve pizza, juice and cake; and distribute goody bags and balloons to guests and gifts and books to the birthday children.