Just when we thought philanthropy was last years’ trend, the Obama’s, Beyoncé and Katy Perry show us what the true meaning of holiday is by giving back in the most selfless was possible.
In 2013, 8-year-old Safyre Terry lost her father, sister and brothers in a horrific fire, set by an arsonist living in her apartment building. The stairwell fire that took place in Schenectady, New York killed all of her family members and left her with third degree burns all over her face and body. Thankfully, the young soldier lived to tell her story, but without her beloved family to comfort her.
This month, Terry’s aunt and legal guardian, Liz Dolder, used social media and Facebook to spread awareness of Safyre’s story. Hundreds of cards came pouring in filled with love and comfort from strangers, but little did Safyre know that she would receive love from three very special strangers—The Obama’s, Beyoncé and Katy Perry.
The three famed supporters sent personalized cards and care packages to the young survivor. Perry’s in particular was filled with her film, Part of Me; a hoodie, backpack, iPhone case, and a purse. She also went a step further and sent her a DVD of her Prismatic tour.
We are overwhelmed to see that even after losing everything, a young girl can still feel special on the holidays. #PYNKGirlApproved!