A local girl is turning her birthday party into a fundraiser for a great cause and you can be part of it.

Mary Jodry is celebrating her thirteenth birthday this weekend with a party that's being held at Day's Ice Cream in Ocean Grove. The party is from 6:00pm to 9:00pm tomorrow (5/12) at the ice cream shop.

Mary, who is a phenomenal singer, will be performing at the party and will be raising money for One Life To Love, a non-profit organization helping underprivileged children in India realize their full potential by giving them the resources necessary to lead a happy, healthy and successful life.

We also spoke with Judy Deacon, whose daughter Courtney started the One Life To Love Orphanage in India about 5 years ago, and she told us about the important work going on at the orphanage.

It is so amazing to see a young person taking an occasion like a birthday and turn it into a fundraiser for such a worthy cause. So we hope you can attend the big birthday party and help Mary.

If you can't make the birthday party, please check out info on the One Life To Love website on how you can make a donation. Thank you!

Check out the interview about the special birthday party

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