Celebrate! RVA is a non-profit organization with a simple mission: to give disadvantaged children a memorable birthday celebration in a safe and fun environment.
We believe in love and joy and how that can impact the heart of a child. We believe that joy from something as simple as a birthday party can transform a child and impact their lives in countless ways. All children deserve to experience joy and be given the opportunity to celebrate their special day, no matter their circumstances.
We let children be children through the simple joy of a birthday party... Everyone deserves a party!
F o u n d e r + e x e c u t i v e d i r e c t o r
When Julia Warren was 16, she experienced a profound moment that forever changed the trajectory of her life. After asking a child she was tutoring how old he was and when he was born - she was met with a simple yet stunning response: “I don’t know. I think I was born when it was cold out.” After grappling with how a child could not know something as simple as their birthday, Julia founded the non-profit, celebrate! RVA, in January of 2013.
She currently serves as the Executive Director and is a firm believer in the power of a celebration and how joy can impact a childs heart. Passionate about creating meaningful impact, Julia also works closely with corporate and small business sponsors to help create a culture of community giving and philanthropy. She was named one of The Prospect’s 20 Under 20, The Law Firm of Allen & Allen’s 2015 Hometown Heroes, and Richmond Inno’s Top 25 under 25.
P r o g r a m c o o r d i n a t o r
Paige is a party enthusiast with an extensive background in early childhood development. Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, Paige moved to Richmond shortly after earning a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. She has spent the past ten years working with children in various roles. From teaching to coaching, mentoring to tutoring there is no hat she hasn’t worn while serving kids! Eager to give back to the community and make a lasting impact on today’s youth, she followed the confetti trail right to Celebrate!