Birthday Cakes – Bring a store bought cake once a month or once a year. The residents come from all over the state of Washington. Most either have family too far away to visit often or their parents may have too many issues of their own to be able to give attention and time to their incarcerated children.
Handmade birthday cards are also a huge boost to the youth’s self-esteem. Make it a group or family activity and give a birthday child multiple hand-made cards. We’ve witnessed kids at Echo fighting back tears when they receive 10+ cards made by community members who had neighborhood kids’ card making parties.
Both cakes & cards are a huge boost to the youth’s self-esteem! They demonstrate to the youth that people in the community know and care about them and that we have confidence in their futures.
How it works –You will get an email the 3rd week of each month with the first name and age of all the youth with birthdays the following month. Click on the link provided in the email and add your name next to the name of the child which you would like to provide a cake for. Or, ignore the email if none of the dates are convenient for you. No need to sign up for making cards. Just make as many as you’d like and drop them off or send them to:
Echo Glen Children’s Center
Attn: Rene Banks
33010 SE 99th St
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
EMAIL to get on the monthly list.