(Note: cross-post from our schoolfamily.com blog). Really like this idea spearheaded by a couple of kids down in Florida. Can your PTO or PTA run with the same or similar concept? Quick summary: kids choose to support a charity for their birthday (as opposed to getting the toys they don't need), party involves delivering the gift right to the cause, and PTO celebrates the giving with a plaque at school. Cool. You can read all about this birthday club here.