6 year old Savannah Woolever gives up gives for her birthday - tells her friends to bring shoes for underprivileged kids.
Savannah Woolever is just 6 years old, but she made a pretty grown-up decision on her last birthday. Instead of gifts, she wanted her friends to bring shoes for underprivileged kids.
“I just know that some kids didn’t have that many shoes and some didn’t have any,” Savannah said.
With a little help from her parents, Savannah went to the Walmart on Gunn Highway and picked out selections to send out to the Children's Home in Tampa and to The Spring of Tampa Bay. Savannah's mom, Laurie, is an elementary school teacher. She says this kind of generosity isn't unusual.
“She’s always been a real sweet kid and doing things for others since she was able to, so it's a surprise,” Laurie said.
In fact, last year Savannah made a similar request. Only, that time, it was for food for the animals at the Humane Society.
This year's donations got a surprise extra boost. Walmart managers Rob Talbot and Elsie Rodriguez gave the family a check for $250 to buy even more shoes. All told, more than 60 youngsters will have new shoes, thanks to the donations.
Plans are already in the works for when Savannah turns 7 next year. She said she wants to gather as many toys as possible for kids in need.