Saunders MBK Brings Birthday Cheer to Kids in Need

MBK Saunders Birthday Box
  • By Dr. Robert Vicuna, Assistant Principal

    MBK brothers bring smiles and fun to kids in need.

    Saunders MBK partnered with Family to Family Inc.’s Birthday Giving Project in February and March. The program is designed to help families facing hardships by providing a small “party in a box” to a child in need.  The group set out a large wrapped collection box in the school’s main office and distributed flyers informing people of the goods they sought to include:  children’s books, small gifts, cake mix, frosting, birthday candles, decorative paper cups, plates and napkins, streamers and party hats.

    MBK members organized, packed and decorated the birthday boxes (really party bags) themselves. Saunders High School Secretary and MBK Event Coordinator Eneida Alvarado, who helped oversee the collections, said the students had the opportunity to learn empathy in a concrete way by helping others who are in need.

    Students collected about 25 bags, which were lost in a February fire that damaged part of the building. They collected enough monetary donations, however, that they were able to buy items to fill another 10 birthday bags to donate.

    Our MBK program is proud to serve and support our families with children who are experiencing hardships during a special moment in their lives.

    Advisor: Assistant Principal Robert Vicuna. MBK Event Coordinator: Eneida Alvarado. Teachers involved with Saunders MBK: Dr. Katrina Sparks, Keasha Bodrick, Wendy Holibaugh Naoise Boyle, Rebecca Nieves, Xiomara Nunes, Tina Gonzalez, Titus Thompson, Christopher Montalvo, Jason Hallock