While strolling through her New York City neighborhood this summer, animal lover Emma Mudrick was concerned about all the trash she saw on the ground. So this little girl decided to spend her fifth birthday doing something about it.
Little Emma had a “Trash Pickup” birthday party where she and her pals cleaned up litter in her Queens neighborhood so critters wouldn’t eat it and get sick. They didn’t just pick up the garbage with their hands, they made it fun using toy claws to pick it up and designing their own aprons to wear while they worked.
After cleaning for close to a mile, the birthday celebration moved to a nearby restaurant for lunch. The Sanitation Department even threw in pins and coloring books for guests as party favors. The birthday girl had a great time, saying, “It was even funner than I thought.”