Kudos to the Flota girls!
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Birthdays are extra special for young children, as it more than likely means a party, complete with cake and goodies, and of course, presents! But that’s not how everyone does it, as The San Pedro Sun has found out about three wonderful girls who preferred to raise funds for a worthy cause instead of getting presents on their birthdays.
Alejandra (10), Arianna (8) and Addison (4) Flota asked their wonderful birthday party guests to kindly make contributions to their cause, rather than bring presents. Those generous guests in turn helped the girls be able to hand over $730 to Saga Humane Society on September 17, 2013!
This is not the first time they have eschewed presents for a worthy cause, as they raised funds for their dance teacher Rosita Baltazar when she was undergoing treatment for cancer in 2012. Proud mother Alyssa says, “Hopefully they will continue to do [this] every year. It is important to us that they are good community citizens.”
The San Pedro Sun applauds the kindness and generosity of the three girls, and thanks parents Alyssa and Alonzo Flota for raising such conscientious, community-minded young ladies.
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