A California teen who gives up her weekends to host birthday parties for a specific group of children just hosted her 45th celebration. Tanvi Barman doesn’t know the kids at first, but she said that changes quickly. “Within an hour, they’re holding my hands, they’re tugging on my sleeve, and they really trust me,” she said. The fact is these parties are all for homeless children, and some of the children have never had a birthday celebration before.
The idea was born when Barman tagged along as her parents volunteered at shelters, seeing kids who never had a party like the ones she had every year. The project, called No Birthday Left Behind, has help now. Volunteers help give the kids entertainment in the form of face painting and puppet shows. It is a beautiful gift she is giving these children and it is your Good News Story of the Day which you can find here.
“It’s very hard for these children to get a source of happiness in their lives. I can provide them a day where they feel special and loved,” she said. It is important that everyone, especially children, feel loved.
Story and Image from CBS News.