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Charleston 5-year-old gives up gifts for her birthday to give back

Davis Trager. (WCIV)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - A little girl is making a big difference in the Lowcountry. Just days before her 5th birthday, she told her parents she didn’t want any presents this year.

Instead, she wanted to give back.

Davis Trager turned 5 Monday. She goes to Mason Preparatory School. Her school mascot is a knight, and being like a knight is valuable to Davis.

"Because I like being nice. At my school it's called being a nice knight," Davis said.

But this knight takes being nice to the next level. Her mother, Kelly Trager, says she is so proud of her daughter.

"We were coming home from school one day, she had a school assembly and she told us instead of getting presents, she wanted to help more people get food," Kelly said.

Davis’ mom called the Lowcountry Food Bank and set up the birthday food drive.

"They told us they have the new program called Celebrations for a Cause, and it was a perfect thing," said Kelly.

It was a perfect way for Davis to make a difference.

"I want more and more people to have enough food for their life," Davis said.

"Not many 5-year-olds would give up their birthday presents to get food for other people, but Davis did," her mother said.

So far, they’ve raised more than $600 for the Lowcountry Food Bank. The food drive will go through the end of this week.

If you want to drop off any donations for Davis' birthday food drive, you can go to 290 King St. or, to make a donation online, click here.

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