This year, 8 year old Alayna McCloud donated some of her birthday money to the Anna Shelter and the Shriner’s Hospital for children. So, some staff members at Diehl Elementary School nominated her for the Good Kid Award.
Alayna was surprised to see how much her act of kindness meant to folks in the community, but Alayna said the decision was easy. “On my birthday, I seen I already had my family, all things I needed; clothes, shoes”. She says she did it “because it made me feel happy they were happy too”.
Her dad, mom, the school custodian and the principal all agree, this kind of selflessness is typical for Alayna. Kristy McCloud, Alayna’s Mom says, “she’s just a big heart… kind… loving”.
And, seeing the impact her generosity has on others makes her want to continue paying it forward.