Anika Apollon is the passionate Founder of a remarkable charity that started during the pandemic. She dedicates herself to helping children experiencing homelessness feel special on their birthday. Having a first-hand understanding of the financial barriers single-parent-women face, having faced homelessness herself, made her think more about how this affects children. Birthday Wonders provides birthday celebrations to children living in homeless shelters. Every birthday celebration is created to promote a sense of value, a sense of self-worth, and recognition that they are more than a ‘homeless’ label. What she is most proud of is being a mother to two amazing boys.
Why we love Anika
Anika stands out as a woman the ECHOage founders connect to on many levels. She's a woman who founded a charity to give children living in homeless shelters a wonderful birthday experience. Anika's creativity, vision and drive to make this a reality inspires us deeply. Birthday Wonders is her way of making sure that women who go through the experience she went through can still celebrate a child's most special day. We applaud Anika. We admire her. And we are here to raised funds through ECHOage for Birthday Wonders in any way we possibly can.