Definition of kindness: 6-year-old Gives up Birthday Party to Donate to Homeless

By Hannah Schenker

When you are turning six years old, birthday parties are a big deal. A really big deal. Which is what makes this story so heartwarming. Armani Crews, from Chicago, decided she would rather feed the homeless in her city, than throw a birthday party.

Armani’s mama, Artesha Crews, told ABC News that her daughter had been asking about it for a few months, but that they assumed she was joking.

Eventually Artesha said that yes, they could make a few sandwiches to hand out, to which Armani replied – “No. I want the same thing we’d have at my birthday party.”

At that point, her parents realised just how serious she was about it. Armani was even willing to forgo her own birthday present, in order to help those less fortunate. What a girl!

Armani Crew with donations for care packages for the homeless in her city. Image: Artesha Crews.

So, to celebrate Armani’s sixth birthday in early March 2017, they spent around $300 on groceries that included chicken, fish, spaghetti, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, cake, cookies, fruit and water. When their church congregation found out what they were doing, more donations rolled in and they were able to make up care packages with things like toothbrushes and other personal items, to donate to the homeless people in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood.

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