Girl, 9, donates her birthday gifts to children in need

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (WCMH) — A nine-year-old girl is making a big gesture for children in need; she’s giving them her own birthday gifts.

Police in Weymouth, Massachusetts posted a story about Sivana Athanas on their Facebook page.

They say she walked into the police station and donated her birthday gifts gifts to Toys for Tots, a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps that collects holiday gifts for children whose families can’t afford them.

Now that Sivana’s story has gone viral, her mom says Sivana was brought up in a way that focused on selfless acts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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