Instead of asking for birthday gifts for her sixth birthday, Brittany Browning of Lebanon asked for her family and friends to give her items that she could donate to the Marion County Animal Shelter. She got the idea from Sophie Ballard, daughter of Walter and Amanda Ballard, who had a birthday party in July and asked for donations instead of gifts. Brittany even used the birthday money she received in the mail and at her party and bought supplies for the shelter. Her mother, Natalie, actually made her spend $30 on herself. Brittany is the daughter of Natalie and Dale Browning.