Birthday Wishes

Thank you so much for supporting and donating to our December Toy Drive that benefitted our Birthday-in-a-Duffle Project. Every month, we create duffle bags filled with party goods and birthday gifts that are made specifically for each student.  The school districts gather information about their interests, hobbies or needs and we try and create a wonderful birthday celebration for them. This year, we added Farmingdale to our list of school districts that also include South Huntington, Harborfields, Commack and Wyandanch. The students are identified under The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, a federal law that supports the education of children experiencing homelessness. We work with the liaison at each school district who provides us first names only and individual student interests.  We are so fortunate to have so many volunteers and interested people who eagerly shop, wrap or donate to this project. All financial donations are made to TBE Social Action Fund with a specific designation to Birthday Wishes. Anyone interested in learning more about this program can reach out to Elisa at or Sue at