The Perfect Gift

 Lena, center in a red strapless dress, celebrated her birthday with friends and raised $4,000 for Project Renewal.

Lena, center in a red strapless dress, celebrated her birthday with friends and raised $4,000 for Project Renewal.

As Lena Hatton was getting ready to celebrate her big 3-0, she thought about what she wanted to do to make it special. “I didn’t want my friends and family to just take me for another night out or buy me presents.”

Lena decided to ask them to contribute to Project Renewal in her name.

“It was a meaningful gift and way to celebrate. It felt great to use my birthday as an occasion to give back. My friends loved it and my family was proud of me,” said Lena, who has been a member of Project Renewal’s Junior Board for 2 years.

Lena and her friends raised $4,000. That kind of money can pay for more than a year’s worth of over-the-counter drugs for one of our mobile medical vans or furnish bedrooms for 8 children moving into their new homes.

Would you like to make your birthday or holiday celebration more meaningful? 

We can make it easy - whether it’s setting up a webpage where friends can donate or helping you prepare personalized emails. For more information, contact Kelsey at kelsey.petrone@projectrenewal.org or 212.620.0340.