Birthday Bliss – A scooter for Lily and new funding for WWF.

This year Lily turned 6.  She celebrated with her 4th ECHOage party!  Talk about commitment. This amazing girl comes back and chooses a different charity, and a different gift, each year.  “I chose WWF this year because I love animals and nature and I wanted to protect the world and the animals, especially dolphins,” said Lily about her generous $153.00 contribution.  She told us that she loves to go fast on her brand new scooter, and she wanted a Razor because: “I want to be like a big kid.” Lily, everyone at ECHOage thinks you are big, kind and something special.  We see you come back every year, and we see that as you grow, you grow more aware of the world around you.  You gave a meaningful gift to us, just by how you celebrated, so thank you Lily.  And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!

The Triple Crown Birthday Party – Horseback riding lessons, saving animals and a love of nature.

After spending a summer getting to meet and see lots of different animals at camp, through her travels with her family and many visits to the Zoo, Isabel felt really strongly about wanting to help animals. “I love animals and I wanted to help them so they don’t disappear”

For her 7th birthday, Isabel will be getting Riding Lessons and WWF will be getting $215.  We can’t think of a better gift for Isabel to get from all of her friends.

Isabel starts horseback riding lessons for the fall next week. She fell in love with riding while away with her family in Banff National Park this summer (seeing lots of animals – bears, elk, deer, mountain goats).  She is most excited about “learning how to take care of a horse and brushing it”

Happy 7th birthday Isabel. 

For her birthday, Grace got new headphones and The Children’s Oncology Camping Association got $385.00!

Grace got Beats by Dre for her Birthday

Grace is from Deerfield, Illinois. She just turned 8. She celebrated her birthday with all her friends who got to watch a fabulous magic show. Her favorite part of the party was watching the magician put needles in a balloon! In this photo she is holding up her ECHOage award. Grace raised $385.00 for The Children’s Oncology Camping Association, International AND got Beats By Dre Headphones for herself. She chose to support COCA-I because she likes camp and she wanted children who have cancer to get the chance to go to camp, too. Grace, we all want to follow in your footsteps. Everyone at ECHOage wishes Grace a very happy 8th birthday. We can’t wait to see what Grace does when she turns 9…

For his birthday, Grant got an Itouch. Kids In Distressed Situations got $207.50.

Grant turned 6 at his Lazer Quest birthday party this summer. He is from Midlothian, Virginia and he knows how to celebrate. He chose to get an Itouch because: “I don’t have any of my own electronics. I usually have to borrow my Mom or my Dad’s.” He chose to support Kids In Distressed Situations because: “there are kids with little food, and little water, and not even a place to sleep.”

Everyone at ECHOage wishes Grant a very big Happy 6th Birthday! Grant, we feel you are a true example of the words we live by: you’re never too small to make a big impact.

For their birthdays, Ben got a drum set and Lily got a ukelele. Nourish America got $214.62.

Time well spent!

Ben and Lily are from Westchester, California.  They celebrated their birthday together with a rockin’ dance party.

Ben turned 5: “I want to help people to be healthy!” Lily turned 7: “I want to help people survive!”

Hey parents, you know your kids really don’t need 20-30 little gifts (wrapped and packaged)! Your guests really don’t need to run around to toy stores trying to guess what your child likes. With ECHOage your child gets to be in the driver’s seat. Choose your birthday gifts, choose your charity, choose to help others, choose to be proud of yourself, choose ECHOage. You’ll be amazed at what your child can do (okay, we admit it, you’ll also be pretty amazed at how much easier the whole birthday thing will be on you, too). ECHOage was built by two mothers.

For their birthday, Justin got Bey Blades and Nathan got Spy Toys. Nourish America got $172.12.

Laser Tag and ECHOage in Leesburg, Virginia

Twin brothers know how to make the most of their birthday. When Justin and Nathan turned 7 this year they got the birthday gifts they really wanted. Justin wanted Beyblades so he could have beyblade battles with his Dad. Nathan wanted spy toys because he is training to be a spy. The boys wanted all their friends to come and play laser tag with them, too! And because they used ECHOage, the boys raised over $170.00 for Nourish America making a big impact, at such a young age. “We wanted to help people,” said the brothers. Moms and Dads, we know what you are thinking: Is it really that easy? Can kids really get to choose fantastic birthday gifts for themselves AND give funds away to children in need? Yes. It is. Try ECHOage with your kids and tell us how easy it was for them, too.

Birthday Presents That Last

Let’s face it, birthday parties are all about celebrating: a brand new age, a brand new year ahead – and for kids who choose to ECHOage their birthday, brand new special gifts they have been dreaming about all year long.

It gives us great pleasure to see the outcome of pooled resources and the wide selection of gifts kids of all ages are getting when they ECHOage their birthday party.

If you were ever concerned about how your child might react to getting one, two or three really special gifts instead of 20 not-so-special gifts, try these on for size and see if it makes your special little birthday bunny say, bring it on!

Drool-Worthy Birthday Gifts Chosen by Kids Having ECHOage Birthday Parties.
A camera, a scooter, art supplies, a basketball net, a bicycle, books, bubble machine, dance camp, Easy Bake Oven, an education, first bank account, globe, hamster, hockey jersey, an Ipad, Ipod, Itouch, Leapsgter games,Logo, money for a rainy day, Playmobil toys, pogo stick, power rangers, puppy, running shoes, riding lessons, rollerblades, room décor, skateboard, Star Wars toys, telephone, trampoline, tree house, tricycle, video games and much, much, more.

So what do we say about birthday gifts? We say, wrap ‘em up and give them with love, as a gift given from ALL of your friends is sure to last!