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Two young girls in Ohio County decided to celebrate their birthdays by giving, and Crittenton Services Inc. was showered in gifts.

“I wanted to ask for donations instead of gifts because I feel like there are people who need things more than I do,” explained 8-year-old Morgan Jefferson, who attends Our Lady Peace School.

Jefferson convinced her 4-year-old sister Ally that their joint birthday party should be a call for donations that could be given to the babies and young mothers at Crittenton.

The girls’ mother, Ami Jefferson, sent out invitations that included a list of the items needed at Crittenton, such as bottles, bibs, diapers, journals and photo albums. Ami Jefferson decided to join in with her own Thirty-One business and is hosting an online party to raise even more money for Crittenton.

“I’m very proud of Morgan for suggesting it and for Ally, a 4-year-old, to agree to give up birthday presents to help others,” Ami Jefferson said. “I was inspired by their generosity and wanted to help out as well.”

Crittenton Services Inc. is a trauma-informed behavioral health agency that serves more than 1,200 individuals and families from West Virginia’s 55 counties with a comprehensive continuum of care that includes education within Ohio County Schools, community-based mental health services and comprehensive residential care for the girls.

For details about Crittenton or the Jefferson family’s fundraising drive, contact Stacy Rich at Crittenton Services at 304-242-7060.

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