Raising funds to make birthday wishes come true
Five middle school girls are making a big difference in the lives of some kids. Members of Camp Fire Central Oregon’s Teens In Action program were in downtown Bend Friday, raising money for a cause that may not have crossed your mind.
"We are throwing birthday parties for children in need who usually don't really get to have a birthday party," said 12-year-old Amelia Hartman-Warr.
The group wants kids in foster care, shelters and low-income situations to feel celebrated on their special day.
"It's sad that some kids don't get to have the joy of a birthday," said 12-year-old Kira Yun.
The girls are working hard to change that. They came up with the idea themselves.
The group plans and hosts its own fundraisers, with parents only stepping in when needed.
Fourteen year-old Shannon Hoyer said last year was mostly ironing out the kinks, but this year they're off to a great start...(read full article here)