Girl asks for shoes for birthday, donates them all to kids in need
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - For her 10th birthday, incoming Mount Vernon Elementary School 5th grader Hailey Williams asked for shoes.
She got 16 pairs.
And she gave all of them to Brattain House, a program that helps Springfield School District students in need.
Candice Williams, Hailey's mom, said her daughter got the idea 3 months ago. Hailey asked her friends to buy new shoes instead of getting her a birthday gift.
Candice said Hailey learned a valuable life lesson about generosity and helping others.