A note from Lily:
During Hurricane Harvey my mom and I were in the closet when it was thundering and lightning outside. It was so scary because it was my first hurricane. My mom had her iPad streaming the news and I found it so sad that all of these kids had to evacuate from their homes and lose their toys. I didn’t think I would donate furniture but I wanted to help. Then I had an idea, I would give away my toys. The first toy I chose to give away was a Lego set and that’s how it all began.
My first donation of toys was given to my neighborhood. Then I decided to tell my Nana and said, “I am going to donate toys to kids that lost their toys from Hurricane Harvey. Can you please donate?” I asked my mom to post something on Facebook. Then all of a sudden our whole entire dining room blew up with toys. My mom and dad came into my room one night and said “you’re going to be on tv!” and I started crying.
The next day the news station came and I talked about what I was doing and why I did it. I was able to give 5,000 toys away to 200 kids!
Once all of the toys were given away I didn’t want to stop. With the help of my parents and some friends I was able to set up Lily’s Toy Box.
Hey kids out there, Sometimes you can do anything you want. Encourage one another.
Love, Lily DuBose
If you would like to donate new toys please contact us for drop off location by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832-372-7369.
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Lily’s Toy Box is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to providing new toys, books and other gifts to children going through a difficult time.
A huge thank you to Jon and James at MRZ for helping us make this organization possible!
And to BreAnn for web design and branding!