Loren's Badass Chick: Lisa Vasiloff

Creator of Birthday Wishes

May 17, 2019
Loren's Badass Chick

Lisa Vasiloff

This week's Badass Chick is Lisa Vasiloff, co-founder of Birthday Wishes, which provides birthday celebrations for homeless kids. 

In 2002, Lisa had been looking for a place that she could volunteer at with her two boys who were six and eight years old. Her friend mentioned to her that when she was volunteering at a local shelter, she met a little boy who had never celebrated his birthday because his family never had the means. So Lisa and a couple friends decided to throw a fifth birthday party for the little boy in an effort to not only make his day, but to teach their kids about volunteerism as well. It was such a hit that they soon began hosting monthly birthday parties at the shelter. 

Fast forward to today, and Birthday Wishes serves more than 25,000 kids in 207 shelters across multiple states. They celebrate birthdays two ways: by throwing a party at a shelter or by providing "birthday boxes" to shelters and facilities that are unable to accommodate volunteers. By providing these kids with gifts, cake and other party essentials, Lisa is ensuring that their self esteem stays strong despite their challenging situation. 

Birthday Wishes is conducting its 8th annual Cake Walk this Sunday at Lasalle College from 9a - 12p. You can get involved by registering in advance, showing up day-of, or volunteering your time/donating goods throughout the year!

 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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