If you know me, you know I love planning parties, especially for my kids ~ complete with themes 🙂 So when I saw this Facebook group dedicated to bringing birthday fun to kids who live in very remote areas of Northern Canada, it was the perfect fit for our family to participate. The group matches you to a child who’s celebrating their Birthday soon, and you fill a box with Birthday fun, and send it to them! The children are part of families that wouldn’t have regular access to big box or grocery stores to buy supplies.
We just received our “match” this week! We put together a birthday box for a sweet little guy who’s turning 2, who loves Paw Patrol and the colour blue 💙 He lives in one of the most northern reserves of Ontario with a population of just over 350 people.
Many of these northern towns have only one store where things are almost triple the price because of the shipping costs. As we’re preparing to celebrate Wesley’s Birthday in a few days, this was such an important reminder us to think about other families who live right in our own province, but don’t have the same opportunities as we do, and to think about the things I take for granted, such as popping into a dollar store for a few more balloons.
The kids were really excited to put this box together with me (see photos below) and they hope we get to meet our “new friend” one day. Click here for more information on The Northern Birthday Box Project.