Actress, singer, and songwriter Christina Milian is teaming up with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books to commemorate Hats Off to Reading, an annual celebration that encourages the love of reading in young kids, with a very special reading of GREEN EGGS AND HAM for U.S. charity initiative The Birthday Party Project.
The Birthday Party Project is a national non-profit organisation that creates birthday experiences for children experiencing homelessness, and during the month of March, for every monetary donation made, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books will be gifting one book to the organisation. Christina Milian’s reading was specially created for the kids of The Birthday Party Project to enjoy, but Dr. Seuss fans everywhere are invited to check it out as well.
Christina Milian said, “I’m so inspired by the work The Birthday Party Project has done to make a difference in the lives of kids experiencing homelessness. Their mission to ensure that every child knows that they are worth celebrating really resonates with me, as I’m a mom of three and fully understand that moments like this matter. I’m proud to support their mission and help spread some joy with this fun reading of one of our family’s favourites Green Eggs and Ham!”
In addition to the donation campaign throughout the month of March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books are also endeavoring to give the gift of reading to kids experiencing homelessness and transition through a financial donation to The Birthday Party Project. Additionally, they will provide a selection of Dr. Seuss books as birthday gifts for “birthday kids” at The Birthday Party Project’s agency partner-hosted parties, as well as a selection of Dr. Seuss books and a Happy Birthday to You! Big Book to use for story times and parties at participating agencies. There will also be a special edition promotional printing of Dr. Seuss’s Happy Birthday to You! activity booklets for a year’s worth of “Birthdays in a Bag”, a programme The Birthday Party Project started during the pandemic to keep celebrations going without in-person events.
The Birthday Party Project is a Dallas-based organisation that partners with more than 67 agencies across the country to bring joy through the magic of a birthday celebration to children experiencing homelessness. Those who would like to contribute to The Birthday Party Project can donate on their website.