Beverly girl donates birthday to the needy

September 27, 2017 by  

Madelyn Vickmark of Beverly is celebrating her ninth birthday later this month in a generous fashion.

She does not want presents or cards and is instead asking classmates, members of her family, and friends to help her raise money for homeless children so that they can celebrate their birthdays in a special way.

Madelyn has always been a very loving and caring child, her mother Rochelle Rosen commented. She and Madelyn searched the web for various groups organizing special birthday programs and decided on Birthday Wishes, which caters to homeless shelters in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

There is one program offered by Birthday Wishes that provides parties at shelters on a monthly basis for children between the ages of 1 and 17. The other is the Birthday-in-a-Box Program, which gives birthday gifts and a party box to children and their families staying in safe and domestic violence shelters, scattered sites, and hotels.

The youngster plans to raise $500 and her parents have said they will match whatever funds she raises to double her efforts. She has already raised $400, so she may increase the goal to $1,000.

Students running these sorts of fundraisers might benefit from the assistance of a local printing company to promote their cause using posters and banners.