A Young Passionate Giver

Four years ago, 11-year-old Emma started a new tradition on her birthday. She and her family recognized the good fortune they had and wanted to share love and comfort with others. On her 7th birthday,Emma donated the birthday gifts she received to a local domestic violence shelter in Burlington, CT. where she lives. This special tradition carried on each year on Emma’s birthday.

This year, Emma chose to donate her birthday gifts to Child& Family Services’ Residential Treatment Program. Over 25 gifts of games and arts and crafts were given to the program and will bring smiles to the faces of other children, thanks to the giving spirit of one special 11-year-old girl!