A Chicago girl remembered on her birthday those who weren’t as lucky in life as she was and planned a vacation – not for herself, but for the homeless. She begged her parents to arrange a meal for them and fed over a hundred people.
A few months before her birthday, the parents of five-year-old Armani Crews asked the little girl a trivial question: what would she like to receive as a gift for her sixth birthday? The girl’s response amused them: Armani asked to feed the homeless in the local community.
The parents thought it was a joke, but later it turned out that the little one was completely serious and really wanted the local homeless people to get the same dinner his parents wanted to give him on his birthday.
Even when her dad said the girl couldn’t get a present if she was going to organize a holiday for the homeless, she didn’t change her mind.
The church community joined the girl’s action and collected personal hygiene kits for the homeless. The adults of the Crews family granted the birthday girl’s wish and bought $300 worth of groceries to serve to the homeless.
They had prepared several treats – chicken, fish, spaghetti, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, cakes, cookies and fruit – and were going to distribute them to the homeless.
When the local church learned of the girl’s action, members of her community bought and added kits containing personal care items to treats for the underprivileged – a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant and a hand sanitizer. Also, a pizza was ordered for the holidays.
In total, Armani Crews was able to feed 125 people on his birthday. She was happy with the action and plans to repeat it in a few weeks – and her parents agreed to support her efforts. It was good to be good, Armani summed up the results on his birthday.