Wonderful! 6-Year-Old Girl Gives Up Having Birthday Present To Feed The Homeless (Photos)

A 6-year-old girl told her parents she would give up getting a present in exchange for feeding the homeless in her local park in Chicago.

Understandably, her parents weren’t certain how serious she was but after she insisted for months they finally relented.

Her mother, Artesha, told ABC News that she and her husband, Antoine, initially thought she was joking but found out how serious she was when they said she wouldn’t be able to get her a gift if they went through with her plans.

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The six-year-old had been asking her parents if they could feed the homeless for months

They said Armani had asked that the homeless were given the same thing she’d have at a party so they spent $300 (£245) on chicken, fish, spaghetti, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, cake, cookies, fruit and water.

6 year old gave up birthday party to feed the homeless instead (Picture: NBC Chicago)
They managed to feed 125 people in total

And after the plans were mentioned to her local church others donated goods to create care packages including a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer and a snack, such as a granola bar.

In total the family were able to feed 125 people in East Garfield Park.

Speaking about the donation, Armani said it was ‘nice to be nice’.

Her mother added: ‘She was excited. She was happy. Everybody was being fed. …One of the gentleman said he hadn’t had a hot meal in a long time.’

 

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