She has donated eight ponytails to Locks of Love.

She throws carnivals for special needs kids.

She spends summer days cooking at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen.

She goes door to door each winter collecting toys to stuff shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

She is Nikita Urs. And she’s only 15.

That’s why she’ll be named Outstanding Youth at the 2012 National Philanthropy Day Orange County awards luncheon Thursday in Garden Grove.