Birthdays are a great opportunity to raise awareness and money for Experience Camps. We all have one, we have 365 days of advance notice, and they’re a day when others want to give to you. Instead of asking for gifts on your birthday, make an Experience Camps ask. Take a page out of one volunteer's book and see what she did for her birthday party.
This was the description of her birthday party on her Facebook page:

It's my birthday! My birthday wish is to send one kid to camp ($1000). Instead of a birthday gift/drink/dinner, please donate to Experience Camps, free one-week camps for kids who have lost a parent or sibling. Note my name in the tribute section so we can see how much we raise! www.experience.camp/donate

A few weeks later, she posted this:

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: If you make a donation to Experience Camps for my birthday, you get a sweet goodie bag! Reminder on details: My birthday wish is to send one kid to camp ($1000). Instead of a birthday gift/drink/dinner, please donate to Experience Camps, free one-week camps for kids who have lost a parent or sibling. Note my name in the tribute section so we can see how much we raise! www.experience.camp/donate