Children from homeless families are already deprived of so many things that privileged families take for granted – like having birthday parties.
But one Los Angeles-based charity is ensuring that even homeless kids can enjoy the birthday celebrations that they deserve.
Worthy of Love is a nonprofit that throws massive rooftop birthday parties for kids living on Skid Row.
It was started by Mary Davis and her husband Ari Kadin as a means of emotionally recovering from two miscarriages.
“So many children in Skid Row needed to feel important and loved,” Davis told CBS News. “We didn’t realize how much joy they were going to bring us, and that was so healing for me.”
When they first started throwing parties six years ago, there were maybe only fifteen people in attendance – now there are roughly 200 guests per celebration.
Though Davis and Kadin finally managed to have a child of their own, they say that they don’t plan on stopping their mission of love any time soon.
(WATCH the video below or our international viewers can watch the footage on the CBS News website)
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