The Peter Pan Birthday Club
Have a party!
Blow out candles!
Think Happy Thoughts!
Once there was a little girl named Julia who asked, "What if every child gave up one birthday, just one, by giving instead of receiving? How many sick children could we help?" That is how the Peter Pan Birthday Club started. Julia is all grown up now but she still celebrates her birthday the Peter Pan way.
Did you know that the man who created Peter Pan was a great philanthropist? That means he gave lots of money to help other people, especially children. Sir James Barrie also gave the Peter Pan story rights to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London England. Every time Peter Pan flies, he helps to raise money for sick and injured children. You can do it too! Here's how.
Register with the Peter Pan Children's Fund so that we know when you are planning your party. You can register on line, or mail us a note telling us all about your party.
Select a hospital/organization where children are treated that will benefit from your birthday. If you need help with that, e-mail or call us.
On your party invitation, tell your friends that you want to help sick children and instead of a present, they should bring a check for the hospital/organization in the amount that they would normally spend on a gift.
After your party, make a date with the hospital/organization to present your birthday checks.
Fill out the Peter Pan Gift Application, which you can download here. Send it to us along with a letter from the hospital/organization telling us about your birthday donation. If you cannot download the form, e-mail us and we will mail you one.
When we receive your Peter Pan Gift Application, we will send the hospital/organization a $100 gift in your name.
The Peter Pan Children's Fund will also send you an official Peter Pan Birthday Club Certificate and Order of Pan crest pin.
Children and teenagers who submit a Peter Pan Gift Application will be eligible for consideration for induction into The Second Star to the Right Hall of Fame. This is how the Peter Pan Children's Fund celebrates extraordinary acts of generosity by young people who support hospitals/organization that care for children.