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Sarah HartlandMar 29, 2017 12:00:00 AM< 1 min read

6-Year-Old Gives Up Birthday Party to Feed 125 Homeless

Armani Crews turned 6 years old earlier this month, but instead of cake and presents for herself, she wanted something special for her birthday. The Chicago birthday girl had been begging her parents, Artesha and Antoine, “for months,” to feed the homeless in their community. Armani’s parents told ABC News that at first, they thought she was joking.

Armani’s mom said she told Armani, “'OK, we'll make some sandwiches,' to which Armani said, 'No. I want the same thing we'd have at my birthday party.” Even when her dad explained that this meant giving up her own cake and presents, the 6-year-old insisted.

So, the Chicago family, together with their church, pooled together food and care packages for the homeless community in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood.

Armani’s birthday party fed more than 125 homeless people. Her mother told ABC News,

“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."

When asked why she did it, the birthday girl simply said, “It was nice to be nice.”

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Sarah Hartland

Sarah Hartland knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she wrote her first short story in the fourth grade. By the time she was in high school, she had written two novellas and countless short stories. It was her love of storytelling that led her into marketing and media.

Sarah freelanced throughout her time at Colorado Christian University, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. At CCU, Sarah competed in speech and debate across the country, securing multiple awards and a national debate championship. She co-lead CCU's first-ever broadcast media program, CCU.TV, and served as the program's Student Producer during her senior year.

When she's not writing blog posts or editing a video, Sarah loves to swing dance, ski, travel, or visit her seven younger siblings in Montana.