Connetquot Kids Give Back with Birthday Boxes


Second-graders at Connetquot wanted to give back, so they decided to send one or two “birthday boxes” per class to the children in need via Birthday-in-a-Box. The charity program was created in 2005 to serve homeless children in domestic violence shelters, scattered sites, motels and other locations. Each birthday box contains everything necessary for a great birthday celebration.

Excited to be able to help provide these fun birthday parties, the Connetquot students brought in items such as party hats, cake mix and candles and packed them into boxes wrapped in colorful wrapping paper.

“It made me feel happy to help kids that can’t afford to have birthdays,” said second-grader Julianna Schmidt.