Fewer Gifts, More Meaning

A simple platform that manages your child’s birthday party
and inspires them to help others

Fewer Gifts, More Meaning

A simple platform that manages your child’s birthday party
and inspires them to help others

With our unique and simple platform, we have given
parents a tool to introduce their young children to the idea
of being charitable in a super easy way.

With our unique and simple platform,
we have given parents a tool to
introduce their young children to the
idea of being charitable in a
super easy way.

1

Create a personalized
event page

2

choose up to 3 causes you
would like to support

3

send invitations
(USE OURS, OR YOUR OWN!)

And let us do the rest!

1) Track RSVPs
2) Collect contributions
3) Allocate into ‘Gift’ and ‘Donation’ Funds
4) Disburse both Funds appropriately

Your guests will appreciate not having to shop for a gift,
your child will feel great about helping others,
and they will be thrilled to get fewer, more meaningful gifts.

Our Sharing Stars

Generous and amazing kids who shared
their wish with a cause they care about

Our Sharing Stars

Generous and amazing kids who
shared their wish with a cause
they care about

Seth celebrates and is able to help kids in need of clothes at the same time.

“This is Seth’s 2nd year sharing his birthday gifts with WJCS Kids’ Kloset. By including this donation as part of his birthday celebration, it helps him understand that he is helping kids who are just like him in many ways but who are in need of clothing, new underwear and socks, and other basic necessities.”

Only 5 years old, but already changing the world!

“We are super proud of our daughter Mila. She didn’t want any presents or even any money towards a gift fund. She wanted to donate all the funds received towards the charity her mommy volunteers for which is the Sunrise Association. I believe that children should learn to give back at any age and I’m truly grateful and appreciative that a site like yours exists.”

Max was able to support a cause local to him, while getting the exact present that he wanted from all his friends.

“We are so glad we used Share Your Wish for our son¹s 8th birthday party.
He loved being able to support a local cause of his own choosing (hunger
and homelessness in our town), and it was really nice for him to choose
the exact present he wanted with his gift fund. A win-win for all! Here
are pictures of our son celebrating; the party theme was the American
Revolution, in case you¹re curious about his costume!”

A special day for a special girl

“Thank you so much for helping us to have an amazing birthday party! Our family recently suffered a tremendous loss and is was very important for us to celebrate something happy! Share your wish not only made the inviting and organizing simple, the ability to give back to my daughters school was wonderful! We love share your wish for it’s mission and for the message. Many people have helped us in these past few months and it was great for Emily to get something special and for us to give something back!”

Amelia shares her birthday with 3 lucky charities, and receives an iPod touch as a reward for her good deed!

“This is Amelia enjoying the present she received from all her friends and family who contributed to her donation and gift fund via Share Your Wish! We contributed to three very worthy charities while making one little girl very happy! My favorite part was watching her carefully open and read all the cards and drawings she got from her friends following her birthday party. She didn’t miss the gifts at all and waited a week until receiving her special gift. It was was a wonderful way to teach her about giving and what is really important. Thanks so much for doing this!”

A little girl who always wanted to do more to help others, finally discovers a way

Maisie has always been a very empathetic little girl, constantly questioning why people (and animals!) weren’t always in comfortable situations. We were quite proud of Maisie when she was so excited about the idea of sharing her birthday gifts with those less fortunate than her. After much deliberation, she decided on donating to the ASPCA and Reach Out and Read – organizations that support two of her favorite things in the world, animals and reading. Maisie was so excited to celebrate with her friends at her party and it was so great to enjoy the day and not worry about bringing home lots of “things” that we would have to find space for. The focus stayed on her birthday, and not on the gifts. After, she was thrilled to receive letters from the charities, thanking her for her donations. She was also so excited to be able to purchase an iPad on her own with her half of the gifts, a present that will always remind her of her friends and of the time she chose to Share Her Wish.

A Share Your Wish sophomore feels just as good the second time around!

“As a parent I find I’m constantly playing a balancing game – trying to raise well rounded, generous and happy children. I found Share Your Wish incredibly helpful with this task. Aiden and I read about all the different charities he could give his “donation fund” to and this lead to amazing discussions about how fortunate he is and how much he has, and how so many children do not (be it his health, his home, or something as special as having a birthday party.) I’m proud that he specifically chose charities that would allow children to enjoy some of the luxurious he sometimes takes for granted. I’m so glad someone introduced your web site to us prior to his birthday last year (this is his second year sharing his wish) and I look forward to continue using it in the future.”

Third year of Sharing for Reese!

“Reese and I used Share Your Wish to help us celebrate her 9th Birthday. Since we were having her party at there SPCA of Westchester, where we adopted our dog Ginger from, we chose the SPCA as our charity to share Reese’s birthday gifts. How great it felt to be able to help the animals there and still get something in the mail for Reese to put towards the new Lego sets she has been wanting. Thank you everyone at Share Your Wish for bringing such an amazing organization to our community.”

OUR FOUNDERS
Buck & Rebecca

We are just like you, parents looking for any way to better our children and simplify our lives.

So after finding ourselves frustrated with the excessive gift giving at our childrens’ birthday parties, with more toys than they could ever need, we started to become concerned that the real importance of the day — the celebration — was starting to get overshadowed by the material aspect. And so our 4th “child”, Share Your Wish, was born!

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