Sanya Pirani, 8 of Prior Lake, receives congratulations and a certificate from Superintendent Sue Ann Gruver for her fundraising efforts.

Sanya Pirani, 8, of Prior Lake, has worked on some impressive charity projects before, and her latest one is getting some regional attention, including a segment on CBS Minnesota.

A month ago, Sanya was raising money for Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency’s Crisis Nursery. She succeeded in meeting her $500 goal by selling bookmarks and collecting donations. She was recognized by the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board for her efforts.

Sanya's current challenge is to raise $8,030 for Feed My Starving Children, enough to feed an entire village of 100 people for one year.

To donate to Sanya's cause online, visit her fundraising page.

Hannah Jones


Hannah Jones is a Prior Lake American reporter who loves revealing the hidden worlds within a community, like trash collection and school board happenings. She is quiet, creative and unabashedly nerdy. She also likes to run, bake and watch James Bond.