Grace Hall, daughter of Kansas City City Councilwoman Heather Hall, recently celebrated her 11th birthday. Instead of gathering some friends for gifts, pizza, cake, and ice cream, she decided to gather friends for pizza and an act of service.
Hall invited 20 of her friends to attend her birthday party at Nicky’s Pizza in Northland Kansas City. There they made thank you notes and collected funds that ended up totaling a little over $1,000 dollars. The money was then donated to the Veteran’s Community Project.
The non-profit is made up of a group of veterans who are working to house homeless veterans in tiny houses in the Kansas City area. If you’re not familiar with the organization you can click HERE to learn more.
VCP brought the Tiny Home model out the day of Hall’s party for tours and a presentation on their mission.
We spoke with Hall last night about her party. She told us that this is not the first year she has done something like this for her birthday. Her last five birthdays have featured some act of service.
Excited and amazed was how she described the kindness and generosity of her friends and other people that gave. She told us that even the waitresses and owner of Nicky’s Pizza gave donations that day. While she hasn’t picked her specific charity for her 12th birthday, she did tell us she’s already thinking about who she’ll help next year.