“This is not what I had in mind when I started doing this,” says Cristin Warden, Chief Executive Officer of Brighter Birthdays. “I just wanted to make kids smile on their birthday and I wanted a way for my own children to serve others.”
What Cristin started that has grown tremendously in just a year — grown more than she could have ever imagined — was Brighter Birthdays, an organization that collects and distributes bags of games, toys and toiletries to local kids for their birthdays. The kids are often in situations where they might not otherwise get anything on a day that’s supposed to be special.
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