T. White Parker Brings Smiles To Homeless Children With Its Donation To Extra-Ordinary Birthdays
January 8, 2016
T. White Parker, an award-winning strategy and management consulting firm, directed funds from its annual fundraising campaign to Extra-Ordinary Birthdays, a Maryland non-profit providing birthday parties for children in homeless families in the metropolitan DC area. In addition to the donation, T. White Parker is excited to sponsor and volunteer to assist with a number of projects hosted by Extra-Ordinary Birthdays in 2016.
Extra-Ordinary Birthdays was selected to receive this year’s donation because of the amazing work the organization is doing “to transform the lives of homeless children by creating personalized birthdays that make them feel valued and inspire moments of delight in their lives.” To date, the organization, partnered with various homeless shelters, has provided over 400 birthday parties for homeless children. Most recently, the Founder and Executive Director of Extra-Ordinary Birthdays, Mrs. Schinnell Leake, was recognized by L’Oréal Paris as a Woman of Worth for 2015, receiving a $35,000 grant “for making a beautiful difference in the community.”
In expressing gratitude for T. White Parker’s donation and its impact on Extra-Ordinary Birthdays, Ms. Leake noted that “T. White Parker’s donation is setting us up [to serve as many homeless children and families as we possibly can] and helping to make our long term vision a reality. That generosity of spirit can only be cultivated in an environment where community is valued. This speaks volumes of the [T. White Parker] leadership….”
The donation to Extra-Ordinary Birthdays was made through T. White Parker’s charitable arm, T. White Parker Cares. Each year, T. White Parker Cares selects a community-based charitable organization to support with funds raised by its staff (through various activities and fundraising events) and matched by the firm. Located within the metropolitan DC area, T. White Parker believes it is vital for the firm to support the community where it conducts business and supports clients.
“Paying special attention to what may seem insignificant in the plight of homeless children is a differentiator and certainly got our attention. We stand with Ms. Leake and Extra-Ordinary Birthdays in bringing smiles to the faces of these children and warmth to the hearts of their parents” said Tanaia Parker, President and CEO of T. White Parker. When presenting the donation to Extra-Ordinary Birthdays, Tracy E. Ashby, Esq., Vice President of Corporate Services, thanked Ms. Leake for the work of her organization in “being an ambassador of goodness while caring for and celebrating the lives of our most vulnerable children.”
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