Birthday in July Operation Breakthrough Fundraiser & Toy Drive
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Birthday in July Operation Breakthrough Fundraiser & Toy Drive

This is our 2nd Annual Birthday in July Celebration. During the month of July Debbie Barrett-Jones and We Are Going to France Designs (the Barrett-Jones girls) will be teaming up with Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, raising toys and funds for Operations Breakthrough's Birthday Closet. Debbie Barrett-Jones and We Are Going to France Designs will be having a 20/20 Sale all through the month of July. 20% of all their proceeds will go towards Operation Breakthrough's Birthday Closet Toys and you will receive a 20% off coupon towards your purchase. Celebrate the gift of giving.

Birthday in July Toy Drive Party
Saturday July 27th, 11am - 5pm
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
Stop by all day for a fun birthday celebration with Birthday treats and crafts. Make sure to donate a new toy for a child ages 6 months - 12 yrs old and receive a special hand made gift from We are Going to France Designs as a thank you! More details to come...

To read more about this event and Operation Breakthrough, please click on this link

To view images from last years toy drive, click on this link,

We Are Going To France Designs

Debbie Barrett-Jones Textiles

Operation Breakthrough has expanded! They are now be able to enroll more than 700 children. That means they will have a lot more birthdays to celebrate!

For many years, the community has stocked the Birthday Closet at Operation Breakthrough with new toys so that every child, from ages 1 to 14, can receive a present on his or her birthday. This kindness makes a big difference for the children and their families. More than 70% of families at Operation Breakthrough are living on earnings of less than $12,000. Some children might not receive a gift on their special day without help from the Birthday Closet.

If you would like to help make the children's birthdays special, please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy or book. Especially popular are board games, Legos and other building sets, arts and craft supplies, cars and trucks, footballs, basketballs, science kits, journals and educational toys for children under age 5.

For more information, please visit or contact Jennifer Heinemann at or 816-365-5059. Thank you!

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