According to the Daily Mail, Kayla’s mother Lili said her daughter made a goal to help the homeless every since she saw a woman shivering on the streets nearly two years ago.
“She looked down and she said, ‘Imagine if everyone brought a blanket,'” Lili Soto said of the moment she asked her daughter what she wanted for her birthday.
So Kayla’s parents wrote a message about blankets in the girl’s birthday invitations, which were headed: “Helping the homeless, one blanket at a time.”
Kaya and her family hope to collect 200 blankets with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Locals can bring a new or used blanket to the Temple City sheriff’s station on Las Tunas Drive by March 2.
For her eighth birthday Kayla Soto has teamed up with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in hopes of gathering 200 blankets for the homeless.