How can you help?

Visit our calendar or our Facebook page to select an upcoming request for a specific child.  These usually have a two-week turn-around time, but allow you to really personalize!  If you'd like to assemble a general birthday box for a foster child in the Austin area, we've created a CHECKLIST for you to follow. Simply pick a theme and fill a plastic storage bin with the listed items. When a request comes in that matches the theme, we will personalize for the specific child and add their gift wishes. The birthday box will then be delivered with a donor sticker that says, "Given with love by (Your Name)."  

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, we wrap gifts and assemble birthday boxes to be picked up on Thursday morning by caseworkers, agency staff and caregivers. Feel free to stop by our office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-12pm at 3525 Bee Caves Road, 78746 (Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church).  We are in Room 103 which is in the middle of church campus across from playground and courtyard. Additionally, please like our 
Facebook page where you will see specific posts about upcoming volunteer opportunities. Or click HERE to be added to our email list.

You or a family member can become a "Pop-Up Birthday Buddy" by sharing your birthday with a foster child. In lieu of gifts, ask your guests to bring a gift card (HEB, Walmart or Visa) to your party or encourage them to make an online donation in your honor at  You can also create a "Birthday Fundraiser" page through our Facebook page (just click on the "Fundraiser" link on the left-hand side of our Facebook page).  We'll be sure to include your name on a foster child's box!  Or click
HERE to request more information. 

Of course, you can always
donate online and let us do the shopping for you!  Your gift will help cover the cost for a complete Pop-Up Birthday experience ($200), a Pop-Up Birthday party box ($100), gifts for child ($100), decorations ($50), gift wrapping supplies ($25) or gift card for cake ($20). You can also donate in honor of a friend or loved one and we will send them a personal note to let them know!  We will also gladly accept any new/unused party supplies, wrapping supplies or gifts you may have on hand.