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ECHOage Green Birthday Parties

echoage_party_122123gm-kTrying some greener resolutions in 2010?  Try an ECHOage party for your little one’s birthday this year.  ECHOage’s “one gift, one cause” concept is an innovative way to turn any birthday celebration into a outlet for giving. Instead of traditional birthday gifts, each guest donates money to the charity of the child’s choice. Half of the money pooled goes to the charity, the other half goes to one big gift for the birthday boy or girl! A great lesson in paying it forward! ECHOage’s paperless party planning tool is another green bonus for busy parents who want to save and plan smart, not hard. Learn more at

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.