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Cheers to 10 Years

01 Jul 2021

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Ways You Can Help EOB

10 Jun 2021

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Inspiring Children Through the Hearts of Volunteers

10 Jun 2021

When we think about the children we celebrate each month, we can’t help but think about the day-to-day challenges they face as a result of homelessness. Just imagine. That is why Extra-Ordinary Birthdays celebrations are so special. Children are able to temporarily forget about their current situation and bask in a glorious occasion that celebrates them, reinforces their worth, and radiates hope, happiness, and love. Beyond the celebration, we create genuine connections with the children by encouraging their individual interests. Combine that with volunteers that share those same interests and we create value that is unmatched in influence. 

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An Extra-Ordinary Re-Opening

29 Apr 2021

Resilience: the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from life events! EOB is proud to be resilient. The last few years have been trying from a fire that tried to burn away hope to a pandemic that changed our operations as we knew it. But with the support of our community, we never missed a beat. We continued to provide birthday celebrations to children experiencing homelessness and give hope to families.

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A Little Extra Help: The Extra-Ordinary Readers Educational Workbooks Initiative

11 Mar 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us have had to adjust in various ways to the “new normal.” School-age children, for instance, have had to adjust to virtual learning. This has been challenging for many children, even under the best of circumstances – that is, reliable internet access, a laptop or tablet, and a quiet, comfortable space to learn within the home.

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We Care We Share Extended

04 Mar 2021

Your support has been outstanding and we are close to reaching our goal. So, we have extended the We Care We Share campaign to March 8th. Help us reach our $5000 goal.

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We Care We Share

13 Feb 2021

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Award-Winning Journalist Lesli Foster Named Extra-Ordinary Birthdays Ambassador

12 Jan 2021

AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST LESLI FOSTER NAMED EXTRA-ORDINARY BIRTHDAYS AMBASSADOR The WUSA9 anchor will help the organization’s 2021 ignite the LIGHT campaign.

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Sharing Hope During The Uncertainty of 2020

31 Dec 2020

Throughout 2020, during a global pandemic, Extra-Ordinary Birthdays has adapted to the current public health crisis. Though we have had to temporarily suspend our in-person parties, we won't let go of our mission to celebrate homeless children.

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

04 Dec 2020

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Hope for Kids

23 Oct 2020

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Happy 10th Birthday To Us!

20 Aug 2020

Today’s our birthday and we’re ready to party!

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Today’s our 10th birthday and we’re ready to party!

19 Aug 2020

In 2010, Schinnell Leake lit the first candle with a simple concept: recognizing and celebrating children experiencing homelessness for their birthdays.

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EOB 10th Anniversary Countdown - Day 2

18 Aug 2020

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EOB 10th Anniversary Countdown - Day 3

17 Aug 2020

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EOB 10th Anniversary Countdown - Day 4

16 Aug 2020

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EOB 10th Anniversary Countdown - Day 5

15 Aug 2020

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EOB 10th Anniversary Countdown - Day 6

14 Aug 2020

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EOB 10th Anniversary Countdown - Day 7

13 Aug 2020

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EOB 10th Anniversary Countdown - Day 8

12 Aug 2020

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EOB Tenth Anniversary Countdown - Day 9

11 Aug 2020

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EOB Tenth Anniversary Countdown - Day 10

10 Aug 2020

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Juneteenth - Celebrating Black Culture and Achievement

18 Jun 2020

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Party for a Queen

24 Dec 2019

Recently, we had a royal celebration that was quite, well, extraordinary. This party's theme was not an option on the party questionnaire, but we encourage families to write in what they want if it's not already listed. Read in her own words how one of our party planners started with EOB and later conceptualized and pulled off this party fit for a queen.

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Volunteer Highlight: Michelle Thornton

01 Oct 2019

Meet Michelle Thornton, EOB’s Shelter Outreach Liaison. Michelle is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and she has been volunteering with us since March 2019.

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Hakuna Matata! The Lion King’s Back!

20 Jun 2019

In celebration of the upcoming release of The Lion King remake, we wanted to share with you a cool craft you can do at a Lion King themed party or just as a fun activity that’s also affirming. We like to call it, “Pride Rock”! 

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