Local Girl Up For "Kindest Kid"

By Alison Burdo
|  Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013  |  Updated 6:15 PM EDT
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Anna Philipose, of Northeast Philadelphia, could be selected as Sprout's first-ever Kindest Kid.

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Anna Philipose, of Northeast Philadelphia, could be selected as Sprout's first-ever Kindest Kid.

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A Philadelphia girl could be named the "Kindest Kid."

Anna Philipose is one of four finalists in the Sprout Network's search for its first-ever "Chief Kindness Officer."

In 2012 the 7-year-old asked guests attending her birthday party to bring a new winter coat, hat, scarf or mittens instead of a gift for herself.

She then donated the outerwear to a local women's and children's abuse shelter.

"When I was in preschool, they had a donation box for coats mittens and scarves," Anna said. "And I thought i could do that."

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Earlier this year the charitable child asked her party goers to bring new toys, which were donated to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Her philanthropic streak will continue with her eighth birthday on Jan. 4 as Anna sets her sights on another cause. 

She is asking guests to donate money towards Dragonfly Forest, a special needs camp, with the goal of fundraising enough in donations to send one child to the camp. 

Sprout, a 24-hour preschool network that is part of NBCUniversal, launched its Kindness Counts initative in 2011.

Voting for the new Kindest Kid Contest closed at midnight Wednesday and the winner will be named live on-air on Saturday. 

If Anna wins, she will tour Sprout's Philadelphia headquarters, where she will meet some of the network's stars.  The generous girl will even record segments about contests that will air next year.

For those who didn't get a chance to vote but want to support Anna's latest cause, visit her website.

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