Colorado girl celebrates 10th birthday by feeding the homeless

DENVER, CO (KUSA) A 10-year- old Colorado girl traded cake and presents for a unique birthday celebration.

This year, Tatum Gonzales used her birthday wish on homeless people.

Gonzales said she’s been passionate about helping the homeless for a few years, which is why she wants to spend her 10th birthday feeding them.

“I see them on the street and I just think they’re hungry,” she said. “Every time I see them on the street, I tell my mom and dad to give them money and they do. I wanted to give them food today.”

With help from her family and friends, Gonzales packed a hundred sack lunches to hand out outside of Denver Rescue Mission.

Tatum’s mom, Roseann Marez, said her daughter would do anything to help anybody.

“I don’t know too many 10-year-olds who wouldn’t want a present, or a party or anything,” Marez said. 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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