By Dominic Garcia

DENVER (CBS4)– Most kids will be sorting and eating through their Halloween candy today, but a 7-year-old in Louisville is counting her blessings after making a difference.

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Dressed up as a gymnast, Tessa Hirt went house-to-house doing hand stands for canned food donations instead of asking for candy.

Tessa Hirt (credit: CBS)

She came up with the idea last year and calls it “hand stands for cans.” Everything she collects will be donated to the Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette.

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“There are a bunch of families out there who don’t have any food and I want to help them,” she told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia.

Tessa Hirt (credit: CBS)

Her father followed her around with a wagon to collect the food and couldn’t be more proud.

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“Beyond the fact she’ll have less cavities it was fun that she was doing something that really showed her maturity and how she cares for other people. She’s a very caring little girl,” said Eric Hirt.

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Dominic Garcia anchors CBS4 News at 5 p.m. and reports for CBS4 News at 10 p.m. Connect with the Denver native on Twitter @cbs4dom & on Facebook.