The Incredible Kids of November are six-year-old twins Ariana & Amina Cross of Park Hill. They were selected via voting process on the Staten Island Parent website.
Amina and Ariana were nominated by their mom, Alexya Infortuna, who said in her submission:
“Amina & Ariana Cross are my twin 6 year olds. I nominate them because no matter the time, pandemic or not, these two girls are always thinking of ways to help others. They constantly are asking me to give toys, clothes, and items we no longer use to kids that could use them to help families whose mommies and daddies can’t buy them things. They are always sharing and giving. I’m so proud they call me mom.”
According to the twins’ mom, they enjoy donating clothes and toys to specific charities that are important to them, such as the local women’s shelter and Staten Island Giving Circle, a community-based nonprofit organization serving underprivileged people and victims of disaster.
“They sort out their toys every year around Thanksgiving to give to the Women’s Shelter and Staten Island Giving Circle. They also like to choose family members’ birthday and Christmas gifts.” Ms. Infortuna told Staten Island Parent. “During holiday events they like to donate supplies or items needed to their school, Hellenic Classical Charter School.”
Amina and Ariana will be featured an upcoming issue of Staten Island Parent. They will also receive a $150 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Staten Island University Hospital.
Staten Island’s Incredible Kids Awards recognizes and honors outstanding children in the community. Nominees have helped others in need, donated time or effort to an important cause, boast impressive achievements at a young age, or simply stand out for their kindness and compassion.
A new child will be honored in Staten Island University Hospital’s Incredible Kids Awards each month until June 2021. To nominate a child, go to siparent.com/incredible-kids and upload a photo, then explain in detail why he or she deserves to be nominated.
Meet November’s Featured Pediatric Specialists
Staten Island University Hospital’s board-certified adolescent medicine specialists evaluate and treat young people ages 12 to 23. The service also sponsors the FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Teen Risk Assessment Program that helps young adults better understand and achieve optimal health during adolescence, a time of physical, emotional, and intellectual change.
Click the button above to enter or vote for a child in the Staten Island’s Incredible Kids contest!