Alysia Allen placed a new blanket on each of the beds at The Hope Center, a homeless shelter on Person Street that provides emergency shelter for men.
She smiled and thanked one of the case workers at the center for allowing her to drop off the blankets and canned goods for the people who were staying there.
"I think they are going to be happy," she said.
After a quick handshake, the 7-year-old was off to deliver items to the Fayetteville Police Department for battered women. Alysia and her family spent Christmas Eve morning dropping off blankets and food for the needy.
Alysia's mother, Archita Graves, wanted to teach her daughter, Alysia, a lesson about giving. She told Alysia she would receive seven gifts this year. In return, Alysia could pick three people to give gifts to.
Graves expected her daughter to offer up a list of family members. Instead, Alysia gave her mother a list of things she wanted to give to those who are less fortunate.
Alysia wanted to help the people she had seen on the streets while riding in the car with her stepfather.