AFTER making donations of her own during the December and June holidays, 11-year-old Athlone Primary School pupil Ariya Singh is on a mission to help the underprivileged further by embarking on her very own charity drive and is appealing to the community to aid her quest in any way possible. “Seeing the children after I made my donations during the holidays broke my heart. It was just so sad to see the children living in a home like that and that it why I decided to help them in any way possible,” said Ariya. After researching a few charities, Ariya has since decided to embark on a charity drive initiative which will aid the Salvation Army and the Joseph Baynes Child and Youth Centre. “I want to help these children in any way possible and want to make an appeal to the community to please make some sort of donation to the home or by dropping off items at the home,” pleaded Ariya. With plans for the charity drive already having gone ahead, Athlone School has also donated to Ariya’s cause in their own way and she is now on the lookout for support from the community at large. “There is no cut-off [date] for the charity drive and people can donate whenever they want to. These homes are always in need and therefore it is our duty to help them,” said Ariya. For further information call 082 501 7200 or for any assistance with donations.