Project My Day, Inc.
Project My Day, Inc. is a volunteer lead 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Newburgh, New York. We believe every child should be recognized and deserves to celebrate important events in their life. Our mission is to bring JOY into the lives of children in Foster Care in Dutchess and Orange County, New York, by providing them with gifts on their special day(s) (Birthdays that include a celebration box, graduation, moving up day, prom, just because, etc.)What did you consider a special day in your life as a child? These events give you much joy, love, and lasting memories, but not everyone gets this. Here at Project My Day, Inc., we want to provide every child in foster care in Dutchess and Orange County, New York, with those everlasting memories by giving them gifts on their day! We work with Dutchess and Orange County Department of Social Services, and the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie to get wishlists from foster children, so we can get them what they want. We are the only NYS Charities registered 501(c)(3) providing gifts to children in foster care in the Hudson Valley.How it started: Project My Day was founded in 2023 by Amanda Oberpriller. Though Amanda was not in the foster care system, she abruptly had to leave her home and county at 13 years old. A few years later, she, unfortunately, bounced around, living with a few friends and their family and then with her grandparents until she met her husband. Amanda knows how your birthday and special life events can be forgotten, along with the effects of childhood traumas. She wants to do everything she can to ensure that birthdays and special events for children in foster care are never forgotten. Through this, she hopes to create everlasting joyful memories for them.