Imagine if a natural disaster struck and you lost everything. Now imagine being a kid and losing everything. Nine-year-old Ashlee Smith did and created Ashlee’s Toy Closet, a charity that provides new toys to children who may have lost all theirs due to a natural disaster. She’ll be here to talk more about with Bonnie and how you can help this wonderful program.Ashlee, the daughter of a firefighter, got the idea after the Angora fire burned 254 homes south of Lake Tahoe in 2007. She knew how children felt whose homes burned in fires because she lost her home in a fire in 2005.
Now she collects toys, books, and clothes for fire and natural disaster victims, saying that everyone helps the adults, but no one helps the children. She has helped young people affected by fires, floods, and this summer families whose homes burned in the wildland fires near Chico and Concow, California. In July she was featured on the International Association of Fire Fighters website.
If you feel like helping Ashley's Toy Closet to help others, they will gladly accept your donation.