Frequently Asked Questions


What is Happy Birthday Inc.?

Happy Birthday Inc. is a nonprofit organization that throws birthday parties for children in the foster care system. Our mission is to provide birthday parties to children in foster care and expand the number of licensed foster care families in Kansas City.

Where does Happy Birthday, Inc. throw birthday parties?

At the moment, we throw birthday parties at the Gillis campus. One of our goals is to expand our program to provide more children in foster care centers throughout the area with birthday parties celebrating their lives.

Why should I donate to Happy Birthday, Inc.?

We strive to be an important member of the Kansas City foster care community. Through our parties, we celebrate kids and educate Kansas City about foster care. Your donations fund parties that allow us to do that.

What are donations used for?

Your funds go directly to the parties and the growth of our organization. We use donations to pay for all activities (e.g. dodgeball, video game truck), presents, food, and decorations. Your funds allow us to meet basic party expenses and expand our reach to more children.

Can I make a one-time donation?

Yes. All donations are greatly appreciated. As a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit, your donations may also be tax deductible. If you are interested in donating, please see our Donate page.

Can I donate something that isn’t money?

Why, of course! Happy Birthday Inc. is always in need of birthday party supplies, games, toys, cakes, and party favors. Our foster care homes also are in need of everyday items for the children. Please, see the list of items needed on our donations page.

I’m interested in getting involved, how do I volunteer?

We are always on the lookout for passionate, energetic volunteers. Go to the Volunteer page to learn how to become a Party Master.

What is the ultimate goal of Happy Birthday Inc.?

We want to create a community where every child has a safe, loving home and is celebrated. We will do this through celebrating each child and by educating the Kansas City community on the issues of foster care.