LOWVILLE, N.Y. - A little girl with a big heart is celebrating her birthday this year by giving back to her community.
9-year old Kayla Rice asked her family to hold a donation event this year instead of a birthday party.
Dozens of people showed up to fulfill her wish Saturday at the Bethel Church of Nazarene in Lowville, donating clothing, food and toys.
"Well I've seen someone on TV that actually done it before and I just wanted to do it too" Rice said.
The items collected were donated to the Children's Home of Jefferson County and the Lowville Food Pantry.