Ready to Help Other Kids?

Create a Birthday-in-a-Box


2-4 hours


Please schedule a time to drop off boxes at: 

24 Superior Dr, Suite B1
Natick, MA 01760

866-388-9474 (WISH)


Throughout the year




The Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) program was created in 2005 to serve homeless children in domestic violence shelters, scattered sites, motels, and other locations which cannot accommodate Birthday Wishes Party Coordinators. The BIAB Program allows Birthday Wishes to reach homeless children in almost any living situation. 

Party supplies are carefully packaged inside a brightly wrapped box and delivered to the program, agency, motel, or other facility for distribution to families, along with a bag of wrapped gifts for the birthday celebrant. Each birthday box contains everything necessary for a great birthday celebration. This program empowers and bonds families, helping them maintain this important tradition while in a shelter.

We rely on volunteer groups to fill and assemble the hundreds of birthday boxes we send out each month. For consistency purposes, please follow the instructions closely.


Create a BIRTHDAY BOX! Collect party supplies and carefully package them inside a brightly wrapped box. Your box will be delivered to a program, agency, motel, or other facility for distribution to families, along with a bag of wrapped gifts for the birthday celebrant. 


  • Use 10-ream paper boxes and lids from Staples, Hammerill, etc. for the box.
  • The box and lid need to be wrapped separately in birthday-themed paper.
  • All supplies must be brand new and in original packaging.
  • We cannot accept any cake mix or frosting with expiration dates within 3 months of the donation date.


Please contact us to confirm our real-time needs before planning to build and deliver boxes. In order to remain in compliance with current health and safety regulations we can only accept approved donations via a scheduled, no-contact drop-off appointment.


See "VIEW INSTRUCTIONS" for details. 


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. A Birthday Box must include one of each of the following: 

    Baking Supplies & Beverages: • Box of Cake Mix (chocolate, vanilla, marble, or Funfetti) • Jar of Frosting (chocolate, vanilla, marble, or Funfetti) • Disposable Cake Pan (size: 8 x 8 or 13 x 9)

    Party Supplies: Birthday-themed or solid color • Box of candles (24 count or less) • Pack of disposable forks (12 count or less) • Pack of paper plates (12 count or less) • Pack of paper napkins (24 count or less) • Disposable Tablecloth

    Decorations: Birthday themed or solid color • Pack of party hats (8 count) • Pack of balloons (24 count or less) • Pack of blowouts (12 count or less) • Roll of crepe paper streamers • Small birthday banner.

  2. Schedule a drop-off for your BIAB:
  3. Let them know you learned of this opportunity through PGK.
  4. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.