Equity National Title Donates to Birthday Wishes to Mark 30-year Anniversary

September 5, 2019

Providence, R.I.-based Equity National Title, celebrated its 30th anniversary in business by helping homeless children enjoy their own birthday parties with a donation to New England charity Birthday Wishes.

Equity National Title is donating 30 “birthday boxes,” which will be used by Birthday Wishes to host birthday parties for homeless children otherwise unable to enjoy the experience. The boxes include items such as cake mix, frosting, cake pans, candles, plates, napkins, balloons, banners, streamers and birthday gifts.  The donation coincides with Equity National Title’s 30th business anniversary.

Birthday Wishes serves underprivileged children living in more than 200 family shelters and transitional living facilities throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Long Island, New York, serving over 26,000 homeless children between the ages of 1–17. The organization works to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families by hosting birthday parties for them. Its Birthday-in-a-Box (BIAB) program provides a party box and birthday gifts to children in other domestic violence shelters; hotels and similar, scattered sites.

“Providence and New England have been our home for 30 years,” said James K. O’Donnell, president of Equity National Title. “The people here have been great neighbors to us. It’s a privilege to be able to return the favor by helping some of our smallest and most deserving neighbors celebrate their birthdays as well.”

O’Donnell noted that his company has developed a wide-ranging community service program over the years, providing time for employees to step away from their desks to be active in the community.

“We’ve been involved with Birthday Wishes for over five years now—we provided 25 birthday boxes for our 25th anniversary, in fact,” he said. “It has grown to be part of our own community-wide initiative, Equity Cares. We want to do more than just write a check in supporting our friends and neighbors, so we’re out in the community at least once a month volunteering at schools, nursing homes, animal shelters and homeless shelters. Birthday Wishes is an outstanding organization driven by wonderful people. It’s an honor to be able to play a part in that.”

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