For every party purchased, My Enchanted Birthday will donate a 45 minute costumed character visit to a local child in need of a smile. Most of these visits are to hospitals, orphanages, or group homes in the Denver area, and are individual visits with the children and their family or guardian. These children get to choose how to spend their time with the character. Some like to read books or listen to stories. Others play board games, color, water paint, or even have their faces painted! Each child also receives a small gift suitable for their age and personality, and a letter from the costumed character a week after the visit, telling the child that the character is thinking about him or her, and how much fun they had meeting the little boy or girl.
The imagination can be a huge aid in helping a child through a hard time, whether that be a physical illness or mental distress due to trauma. We believe that our characters have special healing powers. They work wonders in making the kids smile, and their visits always seem to help take kids away from the reality of their situations. The majority of our visits are in hospitals and homes for children, which are both very scary places for a child to be. Having an enchanted visit from a character is a great way to make a child smile and to make their day, sometimes, even their entire year.