Many celebrities go all out for their birthday parties, but some stars choose to celebrate by giving back. Case in point: Alexa Ilacad spent her 22nd birthday volunteering at an animal shelter with her fans.
In her most recent YouTube vlog, Alexa shared how she celebrated her birthday last February. Although her loved ones threw her a surprise party at Okada Manila on her actual birthday, she went to Pawssion Project in Bulacan the following day.
“We’re gonna celebrate today with my fans, my solids, my Alexanators. We’re all going to Pawssion Project, my favorite animal shelter and the animal shelter that I’ve been supporting for a long time now,” she said.
Upon arriving at the animal shelter, Alexa was greeted by her fans and co-volunteers. So sweet!
She was also swarmed by dogs when she entered the building, nearly falling over several times because of how excited the animals were. Of course, she just laughed it off like a true queen!
When she transferred to the cat area, she petted the most adorable kittens! She even joked about bringing one of them home if she didn’t already have her own fur babies at home.
She spent the rest of the day feeding and playing with the animals, as well as chatting with her fans. At the end of it all, Alexa was able to raise over P100,000 and in-kind donations for Pawssion Project.
“Dahil dito namin cinelebrate ‘yung birthday ko sa Pawsssion Project, instead na magbibigay sila ng gift sa’kin, mas hiningi ko nalang na magsend sila ng donation because no amount is too small. Lahat ‘yan malaking tulong para dito sa mga animal shelters,” she shared, thanking her friends, fans, and endorsements for generously donating to the organization.
“I’m very happy kasi sobrang fulfilling na makatulong sa kanila,” she added.
ICYDK, Alexa usually rescues and fosters neglected pets until she finds a loving home for them. In a previous interview with Karen Davila, she revealed that it’s her dream to establish an animal shelter of her own.
You can watch Alexa’s full vlog here: