Local boy celebrates birthday helping others

Asks friends to donate to children in need rather than buy presents

BAKERSFIELD, Calif - It's a birthday celebration of love and kindness. 

A yearly tradition for one local family who hopes to teach their son the importance of giving back and helping others. 

"I'm going to be four on my birthday," said Jude Eurto. 

Jude Eurto will turn four on July 31. 

It's a day he's going to spend, "helping others," Eurto said. 

The Eurto family has held what they call RAK days, random acts of kindness days, on each of Jude's birthdays. 

"When it's a RAK day it makes my heart happy," Eurto said. 

This year instead of presents Jude asked his friends to donate socks and underwear for children at the homeless shelter. 

"Because they need socks and undies," Eurto said. 

It's a birthday celebration and tradition about others, yet still very much about Jude. 

"I want to teach my son how to be a person who gives back to where he lives and the people who need him because the people who live at the homeless shelter are just like him and I want him to know that there's no separation," said Michelle Eurto, Jude's mother. 

Jude's goal is to provide at least 100 children with a pair socks and underwear. 

His family has set up an on-going go fund me account to help him reach his RAK day goals.

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