Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bag Decorating Party

First off, thank you to those that came it is always nice to see a new face and to hang out and color with the ones I've seen before! To those that couldn't make it, you were missed and I hope to see you soon. 

We had a nice afternoon with one another coloring lunch sacks and watching the newest version of Disney's Alice in Wonderland. We are going to fill the lunch sacks with healthy snacks such as granola bars and 100% juice boxes. Once we raise the money to purchase the items to fill the decorated bags we are going to donate them to the local food bank to distribute to families in need with children in their household. 

We are in need of donations. It seems we are going to need to have an event that we can "charge" guests with granola bars and 100% juice boxes as admission to get those bags full. Also we will be having a fund raising dinner at Hoss's Steak and Seafood located at 1450 N Atherton St in State College PA on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. To help sponsor the group get a hold of me prior to that date to get your ticket to give to the cashier when you arrive that indicates that you are there for us. You don't have to eat with the group, if you wish to come and privately dine with your family on that date, that option is open as well it still benefits us so long as you give your ticket to the cashier on that designated date. The group gets 20% of the sales which we also plan to use to fill the lunch sacks. 

I handed out event schedules and a letter requesting feedback on a few things and made available a few sign up sheets for committees, food-bank volunteering, and joining the Un-Birthday Group MS Walk Team. As of right now the team has raised $140 of the $300 team goal. Anyone interested in supporting us, we need donations and walkers. Anyone interested in walking should know that walking does not mean committing to raising funds if they do not wish to, they can simply walk with us and as of right now us is meaning my boyfriend and I so its safe to say that the team needs walkers. 

Fundraising Dinner Facebook Event Page:

To donate or Join Us in the MS Walk: 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Un-Birthday Group Walks To Fight MS

Un-Birthday Group-ers and supporters! Help Our Team in the Fight Against MS!

The number of people living with multiple sclerosis increases every hour of every day. This astonishing rate is not going to slow down, let alone stop, until we've found a cure. Research has made some incredible advances recently, but the world can still only offer disease management drugs and therapies to the 400,000 people living with MS in America.

We've formed a team for walk MS because the National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds more MS research than any other private organization. In addition to supporting studies which hope to reveal the cause and course of the disease, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society also provides much needed education, programs, and services to everyone who is affected by MS - including the diagnosed, their friends and families, and the healthcare professionals who work with them.

Join our team as a walker or a volunteer! Make a donation online! Send in a check! There are so many ways to make a difference in the fight against MS, and it all begins right here.
Come out and enjoy a walk with the group while supporting a worthy cause.

Click Here To Register To Walk With Us Or Sponsor Our Team!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pottery Painting with the Un-Birthday Group

Thursday, March 3 I met with some of the girls from the group to paint pottery and enjoy it over a "glass" (paper cup) of wine =)

Conversation was light no major group discussions just a peaceful evening enjoying each other's company and creating artwork on functional pottery together.

Thanks for joining ladies =) Your creations are wonderful.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Un-Birthday Group received yet another donation!

Today I went out to the Surface Artist Cooperative which is located at 201 Elmwood Street in State College, PA to meet Staci Egan the independent artist and small business owner of Contempo Jewelry.
Staci is a proud member of the community and an involved memberof the following: Surface Artist Cooperative, Art Alliance, WiNGS (Womens Network Group), the Central Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Gallery Shop committee chair.
I swear I could have stayed and talked to her for hours on end in fact I think I may have stayed there talking to her for more than an hour (sorry for invading your day Staci!) I couldn’t leave, I didn’t want to leave she was just so interesting and her studio space is wonderfully inviting.  
I’d describe her work but I think words wouldn’t do justice so I recommend checking it out, you can do so by following these links:

You can also follow Staci and her work at any of the following:

Thank you Staci Egan for your gift card donation and support to the Happy Un-Birthday Group!

Monday, February 28, 2011


The Un-Birthday Group has received two donations from the letters sent out. A big thank you goes out to Barbara's Hallmark and to Kaarma Indian Cuisine for the donations to the group! I hope these are not the last of the donations but something was better than nothing and I am pleased to be able to offer the thanks for the donations we have received and am thankful to have received anything at all to help us with our causes.

A Wonderland Kind of Movie Night

The Group met at the Schlow Library in the community room on the first floor to watch Alice In Wonderland the Disney cartoon version on the projector screen. We enjoyed hot tea and the members all brought something to snack on. I made a three layered Un-Birthday cake. With the $3 per person cover we were able to make a donation to the library for letting us use the facility (Thank you to those that were able to make a donation). The turnout was wonderful there were new and old faces as usual. We discussed volunteering at the food bank in the month of April on the weekends together and also putting together healthy snack unbirthday bags to donate to the food bank as well (the bags were the idea of the food bank and were brought to the attention of the group by one of the group members after finding the food bank's web site). Check with your local food bank to see if there is anything you can do to help out. I know what it's like to need the availability of the services offered by the food bank and know it's important to give back when you are able to.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Skate Your Heart Out!

The Un-Birthday Group as stated in the Collegian feature, hosted a “Skate Your Heart Out Un-Birthday party” at Penn Skates, 2210 High Tech Road, at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 12. If the turnout exceeds 25 people, $11 of the $15 admission will be donated to a charity." Unfortunately the turnout did not exceed 25 people and we were unable to donate to any charity. Even though the event sank as far as fundraising went, it was still awesome to have a private party with the group members. We had a blast! The cupcakes were amazingly yummy. The pizza at the skating rink was awesome and the pink lemonade was plentiful. We skated our hearts out and enjoyed the rink and our private party =)