Celebrate 18! is an annual state-wide birthday party held in mid-July for young girls aging out of foster care. The day-long event is an opportunity for these girls to be pampered with new clothes, shoes, jewelry, and services by professional hairdressers and makeup artists. The party concludes with a catered dinner, the Happy Birthday song, messages from foster alum and tons of gifts. Celebrate 18! is a birthday celebration they will never forget.
July 15th, 2023 | 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Auburn Community & Event Center
If you were born in 2005 or have experienced the foster care system and did not have a birthday party when you turned 18, this party is for you! Come enjoy shopping with a personal shopper, pampering by hair stylists and makeup artists, lots of birthday gifts just for you, and a catered dinner!
2nd Annual Celebrate 18! Benefit Dinner
July 15th, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Auburn Community & Event Center
Join us in celebrating girls aging out of foster care at 2nd Annual Celebrate 18! Benefit Dinner! Support these amazing young ladies as they transition into adulthood and work towards a positive productive lifestyle.
Celebrate 18! Volunteer Opportunities
We have many opportunities for volunteers to help make Celebrate 18! special. General opportunities exist for set up and clean up, in the boutique, helping catering staff, at registration, creating decorations and more. We also need several professional volunteers to help us make this day fantastic. If you are a licensed hair stylist, nail technician, makeup artist or photographer please contact us!
2019 Celebrate 18! Event Highlights
Sponsors, Contributors, Partners, and Donors from throughout King County were in complete agreement that this population needed to know they were not forgotten but cared about and loved. From 22″ rolling duffel bags (of various styles & colors) to hand-made fragranced soaps to makeup by Mary Kay specialists and hairstyles by The Beyond Project every girl received individual attention. The Ruby Room brought racks of “party dresses” and the volunteers made sure the girls were treated like royalty throughout the room. The full essence of the event was captured by Olivia Sullivan, a reporter for the Federal Way Mirror:
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