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MINT HILL, N.C. -- One little girl in Mint Hill is making a difference for her eighth birthday.

Abby Aycock decided that this year she didn't want any presents. Instead, she asked friends and family to bring children shoes to her birthday party to donate to the shelter A Child's Place.

Her mother, Elizabeth Aycock, says she's very proud.

She s an awesome, awesome generous kid. To be able to say I don t want a single present this year I want shoes for the homeless. To hear her say that is incredible.

A Child's Place helps thousands of homeless children in the Charlotte area each year.

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