National Philanthropy Day Honoree — 2016

Sanya Pirani

Outstanding Youth Fundraiser

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At only ten years old, Sanya Pirani is making an impact on a large scale. Her third and fourth-grade years were very active as she undertook a personal project to feed children around the world by fundraising for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). In 2014 she launched a bake sale in hopes of fundraising enough to feed a village of 100 people for a year. Today, through fundraisers and her own website she has funded 106,090 meals to partners around the world, and that number continues to grow.

In addition to being an active fundraiser, she also enjoys her hobbies of singing, composing music, writing stories, reading books and playing soccer. She volunteers on a regular basis at her local library, church and food shelves. Sanya is an Ambassador for the Community Action Partnership Agency (CAP Agency) where she educates her community about programs in addition to educating youth on ethical and moral principles like kindness, compassion and generosity. She has also raised money resulting in the provision of food for Scotty County residents dealing with hunger.

Sanya is continuously thinking of ways to help people who do not have basic needs in life. Her generosity and influence has impact that spans from our community to worldwide. Sanya’s philanthropic spirit at such a young age is inspiring for all who meet her.

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