New non-profit makes birthdays brighter for sick kids
Meghan Roberts, CTV Winnipeg
Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016 10:50PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:06PM CST
A new non-profit is making birthdays a bit brighter for sick children.
The Frosting Foundation compiles birthday boxes to send to hospitals.
Each package contains supplies for a party, including a handmade banner, paper cups and electric tea light.
There is also a small gift in each birthday box.
Founder Melanie Beaudin began the non-profit organization in January.
"I have a lot of family and friends who have had little ones who have unfortunately had to be in the hospital quite a bit over the past couple of years,” said Beaudin.
“So it was just something that came from wanting to do something to help the staff that work so hard to take care of them when they're in the hospital and to make things a little easier for the families."
Volunteers assembled the packages at Oak Bluff Community School on Tuesday night.
This round of birthday boxes will be sent to Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and a hospital in Nova Scotia.
The Frosting Foundation relies on donations and fundraisers to buy supplies for the boxes.
Beaudin believes it is the only organization of its kind in Canada.