The Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) program was created in 2005 to serve homeless children in domestic violence shelters, scattered sites, motels, and other locations which cannot accommodate Birthday Wishes Party Coordinators. The BIAB Program allows Birthday Wishes to reach homeless children in almost any living situation.
Party supplies are carefully packaged inside a brightly wrapped box and delivered to the program, agency, motel, or other facility for distribution to families, along with a bag of wrapped gifts for the birthday celebrant. Each birthday box contains everything necessary for a great birthday celebration. We’ve received feedback from shelter staff that this program has been empowering for the families.
We rely on volunteers groups to fill and assemble the hundreds of birthday boxes we send out each month. For consistency purposes, please follow the below instructions closely:
Birthday Box drop-offs should be made to either the Birthday Wishes headquarters in Natick, MA or to the Western MA office in Holyoke. Please schedule your drop off through our Contact Us page by clicking here.
How to Wrap a BIAB
How to Build a BIAB