10-Year-Old Gives Birthday Presents to HomewardBound

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - There's nothing like a random act of kindness to brighten up someones day, especially when it comes from a little girl who's only ten years old.

Employees at Homeward Bound received a special surprise on Wednesday, when 10-year-old Kairi Richardson walked through their doors.

For her 10th birthday, Richardson decided she didn't want any presents for herself. Instead, she said she would rather have her friends donate clothing items for the homeless living in the Grand Valley.

Those with Homeward Bound said Richardson brought in a pretty sizable donation, filled with several packs of underwear and socks for the little boys and girls staying at the shelter.

"A lot of times working at a homeless shelter, there aren't a lot of great stories that you hear. You hear a lot of sad tragic stories. Hearing something like this brought tears to everybody's eyes," said Heather Ripley with Homeward Bound.

Ripley said they received the call about a month ago from Richardson's mother, however, they didn't know just how generous the donation would be.

She also said a lot of the items they normally receive are gently used. As a result, these brand new items will be distributed to all the boys and girls at Homeward Bound as Christmas presents during the holidays.

They hope by sharing her story, they'll inspire others to give back to those in need.


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