Molly Harper Celebrates 10th Birthday by Giving to Charity

Molly Harper chose to raise money for Food For The Poor instead of receiving birthday presents.

10-year-old Molly Harper is described as compassionate and kindhearted by those closest to her. They know her as the little girl with the infectious smile.

Molly loves to draw — and she also loves to listen to music on her favorite radio station in Dallas, 94.9 FM KLTY.

“It is a good radio station and I love listening to good Christian music,” Molly said.

“I love listening to all the people talk, and my favorite person is Starlene. My favorite time to listen is when Frank, Starlene and Hudson are on together.”

So, during March, while Food For The Poor was airing its radio campaign Give Food, Give Hope, Give Life in Dallas, Molly was listening.

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Motivated by what she heard, she asked her mom to call the radio station. Live on-air, Molly expressed her deep concerns about kids not having clean water and said she was going to do something to help.

“In our family, we work to reinforce the culture of giving and being aware of others’ struggles and needs, and she does this naturally,” said Molly’s mother, Anna Harper.

“When we provide these opportunities to our children, it is amazing to watch their tender hearts be interested in the need and offer up their ideas for how to help and support people close to home and far away,” Harper said.

Molly got to work and came up with an idea to make her promise a reality. She decided that instead of receiving gifts for her 10th birthday, she would accept donations to help her cause with Food For The Poor.

With her parents, Anna Harper, who’s also a foster mom, works with a nonprofit that supports improving healthcare for kids and adults abroad, and Andrew Harper, who’s an executive creative director, they decided to create a Champions page on FFTP’s website where friends and family could make online donations to fulfill Molly’s birthday wish.

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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Michael Ireland

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