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Young Girl Donates Birthday Presents to Toys for Tots

A local girl decided to donate her birthday presents to the less fortunate.

Salem police officer Derek White poses with his cousin, Nevaeh Parente, and her donation to Toys for Tots. Courtesy: Lt. Matthew Desmond.
Salem police officer Derek White poses with his cousin, Nevaeh Parente, and her donation to Toys for Tots. Courtesy: Lt. Matthew Desmond.

The young cousin of a Salem police officer embraced the true spirit of the holiday season Saturday when she donated all of her birthday presents to Toys for Tots.

When Nevaeh Parente, who will turn 10 on Dec. 23, started planning out her birthday party - she decided to do something a little special.

She asked that guests bring along toys to be donated to the needy, rather than buy her birthday presents.

Parente and her cousin, officer Derek White, can be seen above, posing next to her pile of donated gifts.
Donna Kuebler December 08, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Thank you Nevaeh! for thinking of less fortunate children, and for being the wonderful young lady that you are, by donating YOUR birthday gifts to such a worthwhile cause. Your parents have done a wonderful job raising you so far, and they should be very proud of you. It also sounds like Officer White has a lot of love and encouragement to offer you as well. Please keep up the good work Nevaeh, and know that people like you do make this world a better place. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Jeff C December 09, 2013 at 02:05 PM
We should get these two girls together... http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/26/one-last-thing-chelmsford-girl-finds-joy-in-giving-not-receiving/

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