How CBM came to be...

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Children’s Birthday Miracles was founded in January 2013 by a 15 year old girl, Sheliza Kassam. Her goal was to ensure every child had the chance to celebrate their birthday. After a severe allergic reaction from the cake at her 12th birthday party, she was admitted to the hospital where she kept complaining to her parents of not being careful when purchasing a nut free birthday cake. Her parents explained that she was even lucky to have a birthday party and since that day, Sheliza spent her birthday in giving style. Now the organization has spread across the world in efforts of ensuring no underprivileged child goes without a birthday. At our monthly birthdays we provide cake, gifts to all the birthday children that month, loot bag items, cotton candy, entertainment (magician or clown), and face painting.

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Where is CBM right now?

To date over 3,500 children underprivileged children have had the opportunity to have a birthday party. Our goal is to spread joy in less fortunate families’ lives across the world. Currently, we are located in Kisumu, Cusco, Dar-es-Salaam, Nairobi, Calgary, Vancouver and Strathmore.

Where is CBM right now?

To date over 3,500 children underprivileged children have had the opportunity to have a birthday party. Our goal is to spread joy in less fortunate families’ lives across the world. Currently, we are located in Kisumu, Cusco, Dar-es-Salaam, Nairobi, Calgary, Vancouver and Strathmore.

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Currently, CBM is located in the following places across the globe!

Calgary, Alberta- Founder- Sheliza Kassam:

Brenda’s House (Children’s Cottage Society)

Kids Cancer Care of Alberta

Between Friends Club

Inn from the Cold

Strathmore, Alberta- Founder- Sairose Kassam:

Wheatland Strathmore Shelter

Nairobi, Kenya- Founder- Jacqueline Thyra:

Nairobi Girls Centre

Zawadi la Tumaini

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania- Founder- Shaifa Virani and Family:

Khayraat Orphanage

Umra Orphanage Centre

Muhimbili Hospital

MV Logos Hope (Largest Floating Book Fair)

Libya Street Ground

Mother Teresa Home

Rotary Pediatric Oncology Unit
Kurasini Orphanage

Malaika Orphanage

Cusco, Peru- Founder- Pankti Shah:

Mother Teresa Home

Kisumu, Kenya- Founder- Rozina Mawji and Family:
GreenLife Orphanage

Vancouver, Canada- Founder- Shivani Mysuria

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Meet the CBM family from Calgary...

Founder & President

Sheliza Kassam

Executive Director

Sairose Kassam

CFA, CA- Accountant

Mathew Burpee

Board Member

Hanif Kassam

Senior Development Officer

Jasmine Kassam

Program Manager & University of Calgary CBM Club Lead

Pankti Shah

Chief Photographers

Anna Svikhnushin

Moujan Gilanmorad

Stephan Kim

Vice President of External Events

Saeed Sohail Rahman

Vice President of Internal Events

Mohamed Elbitar

Vice President of Communications

Cristina Acevedo

Vice President of Public Relations

Zenita Lalani

Vice President of Marketing

Areesha Alimohammad

Vice President of Advancement

Omar Kassam

Party Supervisors

Mohit Pavuluri

Ryan Martin

Vice President of Information Technology

Rahul Parmar

Fund Development Ambassadors

Michael Park

Ijeoma Metuh

Safety Ambassadors

Rohit Kapila 

Harnoor Maan

Calvin Kong

Grant Writer

Steven Huynh

Crafts Coordinators

Jenn Gardiner

Katherine Yuan

Corporate Donations Ambassador

Jesse Trofin

Henna Artist

Zeenat Khan