‘Every child should experience the joy of a birthday party’

By Gill Hyslop

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The Birthday Party Project believe that every child - no matter their circumstance - deserves to be seen, known and celebrated - especially on their birthday. Pic: GettyImages
The Birthday Party Project believe that every child - no matter their circumstance - deserves to be seen, known and celebrated - especially on their birthday. Pic: GettyImages

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Milton’s Craft Bakers is the latest company to join hands with The Birthday Party Project, which strives to light up the lives of children experiencing homelessness, especially on that special day.

The California-headquartered bakery manufacturer has donated a much-need financial contribution to the nonprofit, but more importantly, will be providing its better-for-you cauliflower crust pizzas for all to enjoy at its monthly birthday parties.

Made from premium ingredients, the thin and crispy cauli crust pizzas appeal to both young and old alike, being loaded with zesty tomato sauce, tons of cheese and gluten-free toppings, like uncured pepperoni, grilled chicken & garlic, roasted veggies, four cheese and other delights.

Milton's cauli crust pizza

According to the nonprofit, this year alone, 2.5 million American children will possibly miss out on a birthday celebration because of their situation. For some, the runaway inflation has proven a step too far for their struggling parents; for others, the rising cost of rent has forced them out of their home.

The Birthday Party Project has a footprint in 19 cities across the US, working with the support of enthusiasts who a happy to loudly belt out ‘Happy Birthday’ to bring a small moment of pure joy to the lives of children experiencing homelessness.

“Both Milton’s Craft Bakers and The Birthday Party Project believe that joy changes lives, which is why we are thrilled to partner with and support the incredible work that The Birthday Party Project is doing,” ​said John Reaves, CEO of Milton’s Craft Bakers.

“Every child, no matter their circumstance, should experience the joy of a birthday party, and we know that pizza and cake are an important part of the celebration.

“It’s an honour for Milton’s to help bring smiles to kids’ faces by way of our delicious pizzas.”

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Pic: GettyImages

While every child deserves to feel special every single day, The Birthday Project has made it its mission to make that child feel like a prince - or princess - on that extra special day. Hopefully, their time in shelter is only temporary, but in the meantime, the organisation is striving to bring a level of normalcy to the day-to-day by not letting milestones go unnoticed.

In fact, since its inception in 2012, The Birthday Party Project has celebrated the celebration with more than 24,000 kids and hosted more than 2,600 birthday parties, with 65,000+ kids in attendance.

“At The Birthday Party Project, we believe that every child deserves to be seen, known and celebrated - especially on their Birthday,”​ said Wade Lairsen, CEO of The Birthday Party Project.

“We are so excited to bring Milton’s Craft Bakers onboard as one of our partners to help spread more joy through tasty food that brings people together to celebrate some very deserving kids.”

The Birthday Party Project is the newest charitable partner for Milton’s, joining the company’s philanthropic list that includes Project H.O.O.D, City of Hope and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, among others. Gathering friends and family together at the table to share in the moment is what inspires the bakery manufacturer, be it a festive occasion, a simple meal together, a festive occasion or better-for-you snacks such as its gourmet, organic and gluten-free crackers.

Milton’s products can be found in grocery and club stores across the US, including Sprouts, Whole Foods Market, Albertsons, Safeway, Kroger, Walmart and more.

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