Now this is the perfect way to ring in your birthday!
Bella Thorne will officially turn 18 on October 8, and to celebrate, she wants to do something really special.
The Scream starlet is hoping to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club Of America, asking people to donate in lieu of any gifts!
This way, she’ll be able to help not only support an organization near and dear to her heart, but also raise awareness for their SMART Girls program.
“I’m not afraid to be myself, but I did not always feel that way. When I first started out acting I tried so hard to please everyone around me. Everyone wanted me to be something different. With the support of my family and friends, they helped me realize that being me is all I could be. They taught me to love myself├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥a gift that I will always be thankful for. As I embark on turning 18, I want to give others the same gift by raising money for the Boys and Girls Club’s program SMART Girls. The program focuses on health, fitness and self-esteem for girls ages 8 to 17 and teaches self-worth and loving yourself. Every penny raised will go to the SMART Girls program. I have everything I could ever need so please help me celebrate turning 18 by helping others.”
We think it’s a beautiful idea! Hope her boyfriend Gregg Sulkin is paying close attention!
Anyway, she’s also decided to give two of their top students tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain, so that’s awesome.
You can find more information about Bella’s mission HERE, as well as how to donate!
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