When friend of Simpson Housing Mia G. turned seven, her birthday wish list read a little different than you might expect: socks and underwear, t-shirts, pajamas, and gloves. And they weren’t even for herself.
Mia had been inspired by a news story she had seen on T.V. where a group of girls had given their birthday presents to a group of children who were experiencing homelessness. After seeing this, Mia knew how she wanted to celebrate her day. Mom made a phone call to see what was needed and Mia arrived soon after at Simpson Housing with: 5 boy’s t-shirts, 52 pairs of boy’s underwear, 81 pairs of boy’s socks, 91 pairs of girl’s underwear, 12 girl’s tanktops, 3 pairs of girl’s pajamas, 8 pairs of girl’s gloves and 97 pairs of girl’s socks!
Mia really thought creatively (and compassionately) about ways to help kids experiencing homelessness.