January 2018 marks The Confetti Foundation’s 4th birthday!
The idea for The Confetti Foundation was developed in 2010 when Stephanie Frazier Grimm’s best friend’s baby was born 8 weeks premature with many complications. Stephanie’s friend spent hours every day driving to the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with her toddler and husband to visit “Baby C” as he gradually grew stronger. During those long drives, Stephanie and her friend would talk about their families, the weather, their jobs, the good times they had in college, and anything else that served as a distraction. One conversation led to Baby C’s hospital “buddy”, who was going home and finally getting to have a birthday celebration.
Stephanie wondered what happened when children are in the hospital on their birthdays. Do they have a party? She discovered the answer was almost always “no.” Parents with sick children are only thinking about their children getting healthy, and not leaving their sides to gather supplies and put together a birthday party. Typically, birthday celebrations take place when a child comes home. Stephanie also remembered having to spend her own 13th birthday in the hospital and wanted to make a change.
In January 2014, The Confetti Foundation started supplying birthday party kits to children who spend their birthdays in the hospital. Through the party kits, children of all ages are celebrated and honored on their special day. In 4 years, they have grown to 153 participating hospitals, have celebrated 3,551 birthdays and are sharing their mission with 43 states country wide! Now that is something to celebrate!
Fast forward to January 2018 and The Confetti Foundation is already off to a great start with 146 Birthdays celebrated!
The goal for 2018 is 1500 birthdays and they can not make that happen without your help!
To kick off 2018, they are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Love Your Melon. Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting non profit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer.
While supplies last, their teen birthday boxes will now include a Love Your Melon beanie!
For more information on The Confetti Foundation and how to get involved, please click here.