"...Hold out your candle for all to see it. Take your candle, and go light your world" ~ Go Light Your World, Christopher M. Rice

 The Extra-Ordinary Light Project is a fundraising initiative designed to help you share the light in your life. Each of us experience extraordinary events in our lives...those times when we feel that our light is shining just a little bit brighter than usual. What if you could find a way to share that light with homeless children and families? Well, now you can by launching your very own EOB fundraising campaign!

5 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Pledge your Extra-Ordinary Light to Extra-Ordinary Birthdays Click HERE to go to our Extra-Ordinary Light pledge form!

Step 2: Start planning your fundraising initiative! Your theme? YOUR special event or milestone. This can be a birthday, graduation, retirement, confirmation, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, birth of a child or grandchild, memorial, etc. Let your imagination be your guide.

Step 3: Decide how you want to raise funding for EOB. You may set up your fundraising project any way you like. Some examples are online fundraising pages on Facebook, GoFundMe, and Razoo. You can also hold an in-person fundraising event, design a product to sell or provide a service for donations, or hold a garage sale or a car wash. Some people prefer to make a donation, and then challenge their friends and family or coworkers to match it. Be creative, and make your Extra-Ordinary Light Project as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be.

Here’s a great example of one wonderful Extra-Ordinary Light campaign: A very special and generous young man named Aidan decided to let his birthday light shine upon other children, so that their own birthday dreams could come true. Thank you, Aidan! 

 

 

 

 Step 4: Reach out for guidance from the EOB team if you need it. Although we won’t manage your fundraising effort, we are available to give you ideas and counsel as you need them. Just click HERE to contact us!

Step 5: Take your Extra-Ordinary Light campaign LIVE & start collecting donations for Extra-Ordinary Birthdays! Once your fundraising effort has ended, you may mail all funds to our address: Extra-Ordinary Birthdays Inc., P.O. Box 1109 College Park, Maryland 20740 United States. If you prefer to deliver your donation(s) in person, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements for drop off.

 

The events and milestones that shape our lives illuminate us and those who know and love us. We see it every month during the birthday parties we plan and carry out for homeless children and their family and friends in a homeless shelter setting. These celebrations light up not only the room but entire groups of people, as they share in the joy of another year achieved and the promise and hope of a new year to come. Share your light. Pledge your Extra-Ordinary Light to the children and families served by Extra-Ordinary Birthdays today! 

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