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Six year old holds Animal Shelter themed birthday party and asks for donations for animals instead of birthday presents

(Clayton, NJ) – Addison McMichael of Mullica Hill celebrated her sixth birthday last Saturday, Jan. 28 with her friends.  Instead of presents, she asked her friends to bring donations for the Gloucester County Animal Shelter at her animal shelter themed birthday party. 

During her party the girls all made blankets for the dogs at the shelter and then came to the shelter to drop off the blankets and donations.  Addison and her guests were treated to a tour of the shelter, and Freeholder Dan Christy stopped by to give Addison a certificate from the Freeholder Board and to thank her and her friends for caring so much about the animals.

Freeholder Dan Christy said, "Addison and her friends are the epitome of generosity and caring and I am proud of them for their great service.  It takes a lot of character for a child to sacrifice gifts and instead ask for donations to be made to the animals for their birthday.  We are all are grateful to Addison, her family and friends for making the trip to the shelter with their donations. These are great kids and we can all take a page from their kindness."  Christy is the liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter.

In Photo:   Girls: Audrey Horton, Amelia McFarland, Anabela Baur, Addison McMichael, Kylie Batista, Norah McMichael, Ava Sharp, Bridget Doonan, Kamryn Wharton and Freeholder Dan Christy.