Kindergartner Armani Crews Gave Up Birthday Party To Feed The Homeless
This next generation of black children are going to help keep love, light and life alive and well in our world. Chicago kindergartner Armani Crews gave up what any six-year-old would want — a birthday party — to feed 125 homeless people instead.
According to ABC News, Armani Crews had been begging her parents for a few months, but they thought “she was joking,” her mother, Artesha Crews said. “I said, ‘OK, we’ll make some sandwiches,’ to which Armani said, ‘No. I want the same thing we’d have at my birthday party,'” her mother recalled.
When her father told her that she wouldn’t get a birthday gift is she went through with her plans, the girl, whose birthday was March 5, did what any little girl would do—persist.
The Crews spent $300 to buy food to deliver to homeless people in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. With those funds they purchased fish, spaghetti, chicken, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, cakes, cookies, fruit and water. Her local church and its congregation members donated other items to create care packages for the homeless.
Each care package included a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer and a granola bar as a snack. With her birthday party as a success, the kindergarten said to ABC News, “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.”
To end the story on a positive note, Armani Crews and her family want to host another community meal for the homeless. The family’s plans are to return to the park “within the next couple of weeks.”
H/T: ABC News