Young boy donates over 700 stuffed animals to local authorities

Young boy donates over 700 stuffed animals to local authorities
Image credit: Laura Gronewold / Ben’s Bells

With everything that’s happening in the world, we have to remember the good things. Like a young boy donating over 700 stuffed animals to local authorities.

Young Andrew “Drew” Sonnleitner was recently honored by Ben’s Bells. This is a charity organization which promotes kindness and community involvement. Each week it “bells” a person who makes Tuscon better.

Now that honor goes to Andrew. Over the past year he has collected and donated more than 700 stuffed animals. The stuffies go to the local police and fire departments and even to the Pima County Superior Court.

Hundreds of stuffed animals and counting

In March, Drew delivered more than 200 stuffed animals to be given to children in guardianship cases. Andrew was nominated for the award by Pima County Superior Court Judge Lisa Abrams.

This selfless young man is a shining star who embodies all that it means to be kind,” she wrote. Most of the children have lost one or both parents and the stuffed animals bring smiles to the children during a difficult time, Abrams wrote.

And, Andrew plans on continuing collecting and donating stuffed animals for children in need. We hope that this award will raise more awareness towards him and his great goal which will make it even easier for him to get more stuffies to donate.