26.2.18

BV Atom 3 Black Hockey Hero Giving Back Birthday Party Bags

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina


Imagine, as a parent, that you couldn't afford to give your child a birthday party, let alone a cake. It happens! On average, the Calgary Food Bank distribute 120 Birthday Party Kits a month. In 2017, the Calgary Food Bank distributed a total of 1435 Birthday Party Kids to families.

As part of an initiative through #HockeyHeros with the Bow Valley Hockey Society, they asked teams to find a way to give back to our community. The BV Atom 3 Team chose the Calgary Food Bank Birthday Kits because kids deserve to have a birthday party. You can watch their adventure in giving back here https://youtu.be/F3uzW0djDkc.


The Calgary Food Bank Birthday Party Kids are for any child turning one to 12 years old. There are Birthday Party Kits created for boys and girls in each of the following age groups:
1 Year Old
2 Years Old
3-5 Years Old
6-7 Years Old
8-9 Years Old
10-12 Years Old

Every item included in a Birthday Party Kit is solely based on donations. Birthday cards are always welcome, and the BV Atom 3 team took the time to make some personal cards.

If you wish to donate a Birthday Party Kit to the Calgary Food Bank the donated items often include: cake mix, icing, candles, balloons, a small gift age appropriate and a card. The Calgary Food Bank also says that they could use help with gift bags for older kids ages 9 to 12.

Find out more by visiting http://www.calgaryfoodbank.com/give/other-ways-to-give/.

Christina Rowsell - Radio AnnouncerBloggerPhotographer, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

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