Poland middle schooler asked for gift cards for her birthday — but not for herself

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"I'm already happy with what I have," Nina Kalouris said

POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A Poland Middle School student helped those in need for her birthday.

Nina Kalouris had a very specific request for her special day — no gifts.

Instead, she asked for donations to buy grocery store gift cards.

Family members helped and altogether, the sixth grader got $650 in donations.

“I wanted to help someone and it made me feel better that I helped someone instead of giving me something that I really don’t need or use,” Kalouris said. “Someone will be happy because I’m already happy with what I have.”

The gift cards will be given to families in need at McKinley Elementary and Poland Middle schools.

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