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Instead of Having Birthday Party, 6-Year-Old Feeds the Homeless

Everyone likes a good birthday party, especially when it’s their own.

But a 6-year-old Chicago kindergartner decided to do away with her birthday celebration and feed the homeless instead.

Armani Crews had been begging her parents to feed the homeless people who resided in her community. But her parents thought “she was joking,” her mom, Artesha Crews, told ABC News

“I said, ‘OK, we’ll make some sandwiches,'” Artesha said. Here daughter then responded with, “No. I want the same thing we’d have at my birthday party.”

The girl, whose birthday was March 5, persisted even after her father, Antoine, told her that she wouldn’t get a birthday gift.

So the family spent $300 buying food to deliver to homeless people in East Garfield Park. They purchased chicken, fish, spaghetti, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, cake, cookies, fruit and water.

The family also put together care packages for those in need. Each recipient received a toothbrush, deodorant, toothpaste, hand sanitizer and a snack such as a granola bar.

As a result of their efforts, the family fed more than 125 people.

“It was nice to be nice,” Armani said after the great deed.

But that isn’t all. The 6-year-old plans to host another community meal for the homeless, with the family set to return to the park “within the next couple of weeks,” Artesha said.

 

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