Six-year-old Kamrynn Chase is a very fortunate little girl whose birthday is closely aligned with Christmas.
Kamrynn's birthday is Dec. 20 but according to her mom Tiffany Ingram, she celebrates her birthday on Christmas; therefore, she receives mounds and mounds of toys.
"My child is truly blessed and every day, her father and I try to instill values in her.
“Since she is so blessed I felt that it would be nice to show her how important it is to give and be charitable," said Ingram.
According to Ingram, in the past, she has donated some of Kamrynn's toys to The Salvation Army but this year she wanted to do something a little different.
She said they drove to the Rainbow Transitional Shelter on North Bayou Avenue but discovered it was closed.
She said as they began to walk back to their vehicle, they noticed a lady looking at them.
"She said that they were individuals who had been living in the shelter and there were four children living with them as well," said Ingram.
"They were just who we were looking for," she added.
According to Ingram, this is the first time that she and her daughter have donated items to a family in person but they plan to make it a tradition.
"I hope that this encourages my daughter to become a good person and help her to acknowledge those who are in need and in turn help them. I think that by me allowing her to deliver toys to less fortunate children teaches her the importance of giving," said Ingram.
She said she normally takes the toys and clothes to The Salvation Army but this year, she believed her daughter was old enough to take part in the joy of giving.
"I felt that her being able to actually give her toys to kids personally has a greater affect on her character rather than her just giving them to The Salvation Army," she added.
"I have a lot of toys and it makes me feel good to help other kids," Kamrynn said.
Ingram said that Kamrynn currently has over 40 stuffed animals that are just waiting to be hugged by some other deserving children and she is actively looking for someone to give the toys to.
"We tried to donate the teddy bears to the local hospital but I was told that they did not have any children that were in need of toys," said Ingram.
Ingram said that this is just one of many activities that she plans to do with Kamrynn and they both are looking forward to being able to give to others.
"It is better to give than to receive and my daughter is well aware that now," added Ingram.