Eighth Grader Channels The Spirit of Christmas For Homeless Kids


An eighth grader from Minneapolis, MN, Sanya Pirani has a slightly different take on Christmas than most kids her age. Pirani created the non-profit Sanya’s Hope For Children several years ago, when she was just eight years old.

With the help of volunteers--Sanya's helpers--Pirani packages and sews hundreds of gift bags for homeless children at Christmastime. The gift bags, full of toys, clothing, books and school supplies, are given to homeless kids in the Minneapolis Metro area just before Christmas.

“We get to....hand donate these bags to the children and it’s really an amazing sight to see,” says Pirani. To hear more about this remarkable youngster and the progress she has made in her community, read the recent feature on The Hill.


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