Houston Girl Seeking Food and Shoes for the Needy

For most kids, wishing for birthday presents is natural, but one 2nd grader is planning to give her birthday presents away.

"I just want to give shoes to the orphans so they won't have broken shoes, and canned food to the homeless so they won't be starving," said Paris Richardson.

The 8-year-old is looking to raise 90 pairs of shoes, and 900 canned goods before her 9th birthday.

Paris and her father, Jason Richardson, will donate the canned goods to the Middle Georgia Food Bank. The shoes will go to the Airman's Attic, a non-profit organization for women and orphaned children.

"She thought long and hard about it and, basically, she wanted to forgo her birthday so that she can allow others to have the things that they need because she knows that she has plenty at her house," said Richardson.

The donation boxes are located at the housing office, and Airman's Attic at Robins Air Force Base.

The public can drop canned goods and shoes off at Robins Family Housing, on MLK Drive, in Warner Robins.

Paris will turn 9 on October 8th.


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