APRIL, 2016

HOPE YOU ALL LIKE OUR NEW WEBSITE, SHOULD BE EASIER TO NAVIGATE AND YOU CAN STILL MAKE DONATIONS ON LINE. WE WILL BE MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR AWHILE, SO BEAR WITH US. THANKS TO MY SON, ADAM RUBERG, WHO IS ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR BIRTHDAY SMILES, AND HAS DONE ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING TO GIVE US A NEW WEB PRESENCE.  I BELIEVE HIS COMMENT WAS, "MOM, THIS IS SO EASY YOU CAN NOW UPDATE IT YOURSELF".  PRETTY SURE THAT WAS A HINT, BUT I AM UP FOR THE CHALLENGE.

BIRTHDAY SMILES CONTINUES TO FLOURISH THANKS TO SO MANY KIND AND GENEROUS PEOPLE. YOU KNOW HOW THEY SAY "IT TAKES A VILLAGE", WELL, IN OUR CASE, IT TAKES A WHOLE CITY!  INDIVIDUALS, GIRL SCOUT TROOPS, SO MANY RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, CORPORATIONS, RETAIL, SO MANY THAT I AM OVERWHELMED WITH KINDNESS.  FILLED PARTY BAGS HAVE BEEN ARRIVING AT MY HOUSE BY THE 100'S (WHICH IS A GOOD THING SINCE WE GO THROUGH ABOUT 100/MO.)  DONATIONS ARE A LITTLE SPARSE THIS TIME OF YEAR, BUT I KNOW ALL OF YOU, THEY WILL PICK UP. I HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED. 

ANGELA RICHBURG AND FAMILY CONTINUE TO SPEARHEAD THE PARTIES AT THE COMITIS CENTER AND ACCESS HOUSING. THIS MONTH SHE CELEBRATED 10 BIRTHDAYS AT THESE LOCATIONS (THAT WAS SOME CRAZY WALMART SHOPPING). MY POSSE OF REGULARS, MICKIE ARCHULETA, JIN LOHMEIER, NEW VOLUNTEER ANN KALIN, AND LISA KUTNER HAVE BEEN EXTRAORDINARY AT COLFAX COMMUNITY NETWORK AND FAMILY TREE HOUSE OF HOPE. I NEED TO GIVE A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING CAKE BAKERS; DANIELLE WATSON, VALERIE BOYLES, AND MIWHA GESCHWIND.  THEIR CREATIONS ARE BEYOND WONDERFUL.

KEEP BIRTHDAY SMILES ON YOUR RADAR, WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO.

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