This is a story with a tragic beginning and a happy end. Thanks to the locals in Hawaii who joined together and saved the day after a toy drive was robbed.
Last week the organization Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii announced it was robbed. Someone stole hundreds of stuffed animals volunteers were gathering for some time.
They wanted to donate the toys to the Teddy Bear Round Up this last weekend. “The volunteer who was collecting it over a long period of time came on Tuesday after Labor Day and found five big grey bins were stolen out of their office,” Alieen Deese from the organization said to Khon2.
The non-profit organization then asked for extra donations. It was hoping it will get enough make-up for the stolen stuffed animals.
And it did. Locals turned to the Teddy Bear Round Up and absolutely shattered the previous record. Last year the Teddy Bear Round Up gathered 5000 stuffed animals. This year the people donated a smashing 15 404 stuffies.
The toys will go to children who have suffered abuse. The record amount of stuffies shows what the true power of the community really is. It can be there for everyone and with little effort it can produce massive results.