Areyvut’s Birthday B.A.S.H. (Bringing About Smiles and Happiness) Program

Posted on January 9, 2014

Areyvut will begin offering a new alternative for children’s birthday parties!  Areyvut’s Birthday B.A.S.H. (Bringing About Smiles and Happiness) Program will offer kids the opportunity to bring chesed and art to a birthday celebration.
Birthday B.A.S.H. is catered to children 3 – 10 years old.  Areyvut staff members will facilitate art-based mitzvah and chesed projects for the birthday boy or girl and their friends.  Fees will be based on the project the parent(s) and child have selected, as well as the number of children at the party. 
The cost will cover the purchase of art supplies, a take-home project, and 2 staff members to help with the projects as well as set up and clean up.  For an additional fee, Areyvut will arrange for pizza from EJs and cake from Ice Cream on Grand.
Below is a list of potential programs that could be facilitated in conjunction with Areyvut’s Birthday B.A.S.H:
Flower Power!
Each child will create a vase and handmade flowers, some of which the children can take home.
Sharing Shabbat
Participants will decorate challah covers and make candleholders and Shabbat candles.  Children will make candles to take home.
Cozy Comfort
Participants will stuff and decorate two pillows- one to share and one to keep.  Another option is the participants will make 3 blankets to donate, and a pillow to keep.
Hats to Help
Children will decorate a baseball or bucket hat with gems, markers and fabric for a child in need.  They will make one to take home. 
Bikkur Bookmarks and Frames
Those attending the party create their own collaged picture frame and bookmark to donate, and one of their own to take home.
Goody Bags to Go
Children will decorate fabric backpacks for hospitalized children.  Children will fill the bags with small toys and activities for the child that will be receiving it.  Participants will make just a bag for themselves as well.
Comforting Critters
Participants will make sock-animals- one to donate, and one to keep. 
For more information please contact:
Michal Levine, Program Associate
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