Julia Warren throws memorable birthday celebrations for disadvantaged children
A couple of years ago, Julia Warren had an epiphany. For most kids, birthday parties are an annual rite of passage—something usually taken for granted. Yet in Julia’s own hometown of Richmond, Va., there were kids living in poverty who had never had a single birthday party of their own. And this, she decided, was unacceptable.
Julia founded celebrate! RVA to give disadvantaged children in Richmond memorable birthday parties—with fun food, activities, decorations and, of course, cake—to make sure every child feels loved and celebrated on their special day.
The nonprofit organization’s website serves to recruit volunteers as well as donations. The blog shows highlights from recent parties, including special guests like players from the University of Richmond Lacrosse team and even local police who come to celebrate with the birthday boy or girl. Meanwhile, Julia also blogs as The Girl in the Party Hat, sharing personal stories behind the celebrate! RVA parties. She’s spreading the love online while making wonderful memories for countless Richmond children. It’s enough to make her readers want to celebrate, too.
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