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Colorado birthday girl, 10, skips gifts to feed the homeless

Tatum Gonzales, right, helping prepare the meals.

Tatum Gonzales, right, helping prepare the meals.  (Fox 31)

Tatum Gonzales called the whole family together on her 10th birthday but not for the reason you might think.

“Make a change to the world,” she said as she stood in her mom’s Thornton, Colo., kitchen, making a turkey and cheese sandwich.

Tatum’s only wish on her 10th birthday was to help feed the homeless.

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“I don’t think it’s right that all of us get to eat and they don’t,” she said. “They might be starving so I just thought of this idea for my birthday.”

Family and friends filled the kitchen, put on plastic gloves and pitched in to make 100 sack lunches. They even decorated each of the bags.

“She’s got a really kind heart. She just wants to help people. I mean, not many kids are thinking about others,” said Tatum’s father, David Gonzales.

“She said anybody who wants to come and help can come and help, that was her mission,” mother Roseann Marez said.

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