Boy Raises Funds for the ASPCA in Lieu of Birthday Gifts

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 3:15pm
Young boy laying on floor next to puppy

At just 10 years old, Ayden P. of Las Vegas, Nevada, has already made a huge impact for animals. For his birthday this year, Ayden decided to use his birthday party as a fundraiser for the ASPCA, and asked that his friends and family members donate to our organization in lieu of gifts. This special young philanthropist raised $600 for animals during his birthday fundraiser!

We couldn’t be more honored that Ayden chose to support our life-saving mission for animals in need. This was Ayden’s fourth birthday party fundraiser: Since 2010, he has raised funds for the Red Cross, the Shade Tree, a local shelter for women and children, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Ayden also shows his commitment to animals by visiting a local pet rescue shelter, Little Friends, with his Aunt Pauline. He has previously volunteered with PetSmart’s PAWS program, an adoption program for cats. Ayden also has a plump yellow Lab named Fudge.

Ever thought of asking for donations to a great cause instead of gifts? Consider creating an ASPCA Tribute page to celebrate your special event by helping animals in need.

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Paul Pacult

Ayden is my great-nephew and has always displayed an unusual sense of community and kindness for someone his age. His Aunt Sue and I are immensely proud of him. Kindness to animals has always been a paramount concern for us. Ayden demonstrates on a daily basis how important action is as opposed to words. Ayden does while others think about doing.

Jenna Meci

Ayden is my baby brother and I couldn't not be more proud or honored to be his big sister. He has a heart of gold and would do anything for others. When he made the decision to skip presents and donate the funds he raises my jaw dropped and my eyes teared. I agree with our Uncle Paul, Ayden takes action rather than just saying he would like to. This year he choice to help the voiceless which holds such a special place in my heart. Brother I'm so proud of you, you're an amazing boy and were so lucky to have you in our lives and to be able to call you our family !!

Karen O.

What a touching story about such a wonderful young man! Ayden sets a lovely example of compassion through action. Beautiful!

Ronalda White

Ayden, sending you lots of appreciation and a big, big THANK YOU! From Cape Town, South Africa.


i hellped the spca the other month giving food and toys so the dogs and cats can live a happy life. us your power!


Young Ayden, you are a brilliant, unselfish, unnspoiled person. You remind me of all the goodness and kindness and decency in the world. I loved reading about your birthday and about you! Thank you for all you do to help the aniamls.

Great..!! i am also looking something for my baby to gift her on her birthday and was thinking and plan to give something that she will use in future also.