Girl builds ‘birthday boxes’ for classmates who can’t afford to have parties
Kids have the biggest hearts. They are pure, innocent and extremely kind. They also notice things that adults don’t, and this magical little girl is sharing some ‘majic’ of her own.
A 9-year-old girl is working really hard to ensure that none of her classmates miss a birthday celebration.
About two years ago, Bella Smith, a third-grade student at Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School in Kentucky, launched a really neat idea called “Bella’s Boxes.”
Bella started the project after a fellow student told her that his family couldn’t afford to have a party for him, Smith’s mom, Marlana Evans, told “Good Morning America.”
“The school she attends is a Title 1 school, which means 80% of the population here is impoverished — so we have students that struggle with a lot of things,” said Evans, who teaches at Bella’s school.
Evans said that Wyan-Pine has a backpack club which sends home to students that need it. Bella fills her “birthday boxes” with cake mix, balloons, icing, sprinkles and distributes them through the school’s Family Resource Center.
Bella receives all supplies through donations from community members. For her own birthday, March 26, she requests birthday box donations instead of gifts.
“I’m extremely proud of her,” Evans said. “She’s a very good girl with a big heart.”
Bella has packed 65 birthday boxes this year and is still going.
“I thank God for the opportunity for letting me be able to shine my light and show that I love my neighbor,” Bella told “GMA.”
Let’s all try and spend more time thinking about ho we can help our fellow humans experience the Majic of life. It’s simple things like ‘Birthday Boxes’ that change people’s life for the better.