"Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha" bringing birthday joy to kids in need

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Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha aims to deliver not only gifts, but birthday joy to kids in need.

Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha, founded by Carrie Green, adopts Rochester City School District K-2nd grade classrooms where 90% or more of the students are living below poverty.

Once a classroom is adopted, Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha delivers a Cha Cha Cha Bag of goodies to the teacher just prior to the birthday and the teacher delivers the bag to the child.

In its first year, Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha served 129 students across seven classrooms. This year, it's on track to provide for 730 children in the 2018-2019 school year.

Each child receives two wrapped toys and a bag filled with items that many people take for granted.

If you wish to donate, Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha gifts the following items:

  • Two Toys for a total value $20-$25. Examples include Barbies, arts & craft supplies, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, action figures, cars, Legos
  • Book – from the ‘Step Into Reading’ Series.
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar of soap
  • Package of underwear
  • Package of socks
  • Package of ‘Birthday Cake’ Oreos
  • Grocery Items: box of cereal, mac n cheese, fruit cups, Spaghettios, applesauce pouches

For more information about Happy Birthday Cha Cha Cha and how you can donate, visit their website.

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