A kind-hearted little local girl has shown that she has a huge heart as she not only donated €100 – but also her birthday presents – to charity this week.
Little 6-year-old Mia Clifford, daughter of Annmarie Clifford and Soeran Kuhlmann, from Killarney town, selflessly gave her gifts to homeless charity Focus Ireland.
Mia and her mom turned up to the Great Southern Hotel recently
Mia, who celebrated her birthday in May, got so many presents that her mom asked her if she would like to give some to children who were less fortunate.
“She replied with ‘I will keep one of the presents and give the rest to the other kids’,” Annmarie told the Killarney Advertiser.
“She kept one of the presents and put the rest of the presents and the money into a box.”
Annmarie saw an advert in the Killarney Advertiser for the Focus Ireland appeal and mentioned it to Mia.
Mia, who is in Naíonáin Mhórain at Gaelscoil Faithleann in Killarney, then said she would like to give her toys to that charity for the kids who weren’t going to get many Christmas presents this year.
Annmarie says she thinks it is very important for Mia to be a kind and caring person on the inside and understand the importance of giving to others.
“Mia felt good giving her presents away if it made other kids feel happy on Christmas morning.
“We are very proud of her wanting to do such a kind act.”