Birthday girl, 11, gives away all her gifts
COBURG, Ore. - Kyleigh Bermudez got what she wanted for her 11th birthday.
"She came up to me about a month and a half ago," said Melissa Bermudez, Kyleigh's mom, "and she said, 'Mom for my birthday this year I don't need anything. I just want everybody to just give presents for the kids in need.'"
Friends, family and people in the community donated.
"These are all boxes for the foster kids," the birthday girl said Monday. "They're signed girls clothes up here, and boy's clothes. These are a bunch of shoes, pants and jammies and stuff. And here's toys for the foster kids."
Kyleigh and her mom are working with the organization A Family for Every Child to make sure all those presents go to a good home.
"All of the donations will be delivered, and they will disperse them around town to homes where the foster children are," Melissa said.
"It's kind of crazy that someone her age thinks of doing something so generous and so kind for someone else," said Rebecca Rhodes with A Family for Every Child. "You know, Kyleigh's just doing her part to help kids in foster care. I think there's a lot that everyone can do."
"It doesn't take much to help out someone who needs it," Melissa, "and it's worth it."
Kyleigh's favorite part about her birthday?
"Getting all the stuff and giving them to foster kids."