Hayley Althoff is having her birthday party at a park, and she doesn't want gifts.
The teenager, who turned 15 on June 12, wants donations to help with York Habitat for Humanity Women Build project for the Hanline family, which needs a house to accommodate a youth with special needs.
Hayley's party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fitz Park, on Sharon Avenue South in Red Lion. The public can attend the party and drop off donations at the event, she said.
"I'm hoping (to raise) at least $400 to build a ramp for Allen (Hanline) to use from outside the home," said Hayley, daughter of Debbie Krout-Althoff, Habitat's executive director.
Laurie Hanline and her sons Jacob, 11, and Allen, 13, have been invited to the party, both Hayley and Debbie Krout-Althoff said.
Allen has cerebral palsy and severe mental disabilities and uses a special walker and wheelchair.
Looking for site: The Women Build Project for the Hanline family was planned for this year in New Salem. Those plans were
derailed by the borough's zoning ordinance.
Habitat is now looking for donation of land to build on or a house to renovate for the family, or the organization would have to raise money to purchase a lot or a home to complete the building project, Debbie Krout-Althoff said.
She also said that she is proud of her daughter's graciousness and commitment to help local families and Habitat's ministry.
Hayley, who will be a sophomore at Red Lion Area Senior High School this fall, said she wants to show people that birthdays aren't about getting gifts.
"You can celebrate your life and help others," she said. "We can change the world in small steps by following what I'm doing."
To help: York Habitat for Humanity is accepting donations for its Women Build Home program.
Checks -- payable to York Habitat with "Hayley-WB2013" on the memo line -- can be mailed to the organization at 33 S. Seward St., York 17404.