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Birthday Wishes Announces Return of the Birthday Shuffle

After a two year hiatus, Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization that provides the joy and magic of a birthday party to children experiencing the trauma of homelessness, is thrilled to announce the return of The Birthday Shuffle. This key fundraising event is a fun-filled night of casino games, silent auction, food, dancing and more, all with a spectacular city view from the 32nd floor of One Beacon Street in Boston. All proceeds benefit their Birthday-in-a-Box program which serves over 3,700 homeless families, primarily in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Denell Nuese, executive director of the Natick based organization says, “COVID-19 completely changed the way we provide our program. Since pandemic safety guidelines prohibited our on-site party program, we started providing Birthdays-in-a-Box to every family we serve. This transition from parties to boxes has proven highly successful with positive feedback from both our families and shelter partners. The Birthday-in-a-Box empowers parents to throw a party themselves without the additional stress of how, or if, they will be able to find the means to give their child a celebration.” Each Birthday-in-a-Box includes party and cake mix and frosting, goody bags and of course birthday gifts. 

The Birthday Shuffle is Saturday, October 1st, from 7:00PM-11:00PM, at the UMass Club located on the 32nd floor of One Beacon Street in Boston. Cocktail attire. Tickets can be purchased at