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In the spirit of giving, two children ask for donations instead of birthday gifts

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

It’s the spirit of giving and two kids are showing that in the biggest way.

Stella and Sawyer had a joint birthday party in the Spokane Valley, and instead of asking for gifts, they asked for donations. Stella, who turned five years old, asked for donations for the Union Gospel Mission. Sawyer, who turned 10 years old, asked for donations for Spokanimal.

The brother and sister tell KHQ that they thought they already had "too much stuff" and wanted to help people and animals out this holiday season.

They hope others will give as well because they think being kind to one another will help make the world a better place.

Stella and Sawyer will be bringing all the donations to the organizations Sunday or Monday. 

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