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6-Year-Old Dedicates her Birthday Celebration to the Homeless

Photo courtesy Artesha Crews

Photo courtesy Artesha Crews

When most little girls are turning six, they want the perfect party complete with their best friends, their favorite cartoon/Disney princess characters, and their favorite cake, ice cream, and other treats. Not so for Armani Crews.

Crews, who turned 6 on March 5, wanted to celebrate her birthday in an unusual way; she wanted to show love to the less fortunate. 

Her parents admitted to not believing that her request was a serious one at first, but it wasn’t long before they realized that not only was Crews serious, but she was determined to see her mission through. Artesha Crews, her mother, told Huffpost“Every time we asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday she said she wanted to feed the homeless.”

Her parents set out to make sandwiches to hand out to the homeless, but Crews decided that that simply wasn’t enough. She wanted the less fortunate to have the same royal treatment that she would have received had she celebrated her birthday the traditional way.

“She said, ‘No I want what I would have at my birthday party,’” said Artesha Crews.  “So that’s what we did.”

Overall, the Crews family spent roughly $300 on food such as fish, spaghetti, chicken, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, cake, cookies, rolls, fruit and water. The younger Armani also received assistance for her mission by local church members, inclusive of snacks, toiletries and grooming items. The family then set out to deliver packages to the homeless in the neighborhood of Chicago’s East Garfield Park.

Of her daughter, Artesha Crews says she has always had a big heart, and intends to host another volunteering effort.

“She is very happy to help people,” said Artesha Crews. “In her words, it’s ‘nice to be nice.’ And as her parents, we are here to support her in any way that we can.”

Well, go ‘head, little queen!

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani




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