For several years, Wheatley has worked with Birthday Wishes, a wonderful organization that helps to bring birthday celebrations to homeless children. As it states on its website, Birthday Wishes believes that:
one’s living situation should not preclude a joyful birthday celebration with friends, family and fun!
As part of our 11th Annual Day of Service and Learning, Wheatley students had a Birthday-in-a-Box Party, whereas they planned and packed boxes filled with birthday gifts, handmade birthday cards and various treats to be used for one of the birthday parties.
Under the guidance and leadership of Angela Luftig, Julie Jacobson and Mary Martinez, students spent hours carefully creating, organizing and packing these celebratory boxes with items that had been donated by the parents in our community. The items together will provide smiles to scores of children in the weeks ahead!