It appeared to be a normal birthday party for two girls, ages six and seven.
Party goers gathered at a skating rink in Depew, New York - kids donned pink and purple helmets as they toddled around the rink – pop music blasting from nearby speakers.
What made this birthday party unique was the gift table.
Instead of Barbie dolls and hair bows, guests brought dog food, cat food, treats, toys and other pet products.
There were no gifts for humans at the joint birthday party for six-year old Victoria Bogucki and her seven-year old sister Isabella - instead every one of their gifts will be donated to the SPCA and Buffalo Animal Shelter. It is exactly what the girls wanted.
“We have too many toys,” Victoria said.
Victoria came up with the charity gifts idea after asking her mother what the word “donation” meant.
As for which charities to donate to, that was easy.
“We’re animal lovers,” said Victoria.
Victoria cherishes her dog, Butkus, her hermit crab and fish, and plans to become a veterinarian. Isabella aspires to do the same.
As for the SPCA and Buffalo Animal Shelter - they haven’t heard the last from the Bogucki sisters.
Victoria asked her mother if they can do the same charity gift giving for her first Holy Communion.