Evite Challenges America’s Children to Make a Difference

Evite, the world’s leading online and text invitation service, has challenged America’s children to change the world one birthday at a time. “Evite Birthday Heroes,” a campaign celebrating children who donate their birthdays to charitable causes, kicks off this month with a goal of having one million birthdays donated. The campaign is part of Evite’s year-long 20th birthday celebration. To kick off Birthday Heroes, Evite is highlighting Olivia A., Birthday Hero #1 from Louisville, KY. For her 13th birthday, Olivia teamed up with Uspiritus, a nonprofit dedicated to healing the hearts and minds of vulnerable youth. Olivia turned her birthday party into a community service event packing ‘Birthday Kits’ for residents of Uspiritus, some of whom have never celebrated their birthday or received a birthday present. “For my 13th birthday I told my mother I have many wonderful games, toys, and clothing and I was grateful for what I have. I’m inspired by the movement today across the country by wanting to help those less fortunate than me,” said Olivia. Watch the video of Olivia’s story and learn more about becoming a birthday hero here: evite.com/birthday#heroes. “There is a movement across this country that children of all ages want to be a part of,” said Victor Cho, Chief Executive Officer at Evite. “We want to be the service that helps children make a difference in another person’s life. Only a fraction of our kids’ birthday events has donations enabled. Olivia is the tip of the iceberg of children who feel empowered and want to make a change.” Evite is encouraging Birthday Heroes to use its Evite Donations feature, powered by Pledging, to accept charitable donations for a favorite cause, directly via an Evite invitation. Evite never charges a fee to make donations. Constituting approximately 30% of Evite’s charitable events, Kids Birthday events account for almost 20% of the $6 million raised in Evite Donations history. For 20 years, Evite has been the world’s leading digital platform for bringing people together. With free, easy-to-use invitation designs, inspirational video content, and a private sharing feed for photos and conversations, Evite makes coming together face-to-face effortless and more memorable for its 100+ million annual users. The company has sent over 2 billion event invitations in its history and currently handles hundreds of millions of RSVPs every year. Launched in 1998, Evite is celebrating its 20th birthday all year long here.