In lieu of birthday presents, kids want to donate a freshwater well

Source: Samaritan's Purse
Source: Samaritan's Purse

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - For many children, birthday's are filled with balloons, cake, and presents.

But what if your child told you they didn't want presents for their birthday? Instead, they wanted to do something selfless, like donate a freshwater well to a family in need.

That's exactly what three Immaculate Conception Cathedral School students say they want to do.

In lieu of birthday presents, the children are asking for $10 donations from their classmates to donate to the organization Samaritan's Purse.

If they can raise $400, Samaritan's Purse volunteers can dig a freshwater well in a developing country.

Erica Bivens KPLC will have that story tonight at 10.