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This 6-Year-Old Is Raising Money For Australia’s Bushfires And He Raised Over $250K In 10 Days
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This 6-Year-Old Is Raising Money For Australia’s Bushfires And He Raised Over $250K In 10 Days

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A lot of people are trying to help Australia, millions of donations all around the world have been made. One of the millions of donators is Owen Colley, a six-year-old from the United States, Massachusetts who creates little clay koalas to raise money for Australia.

Owen takes grey, white and black clay to create cute koalas in under four minutes. For each miniature sold, his parents make a donation to the Wildlife Rescue South Coast which helps animals in New South Wales. Owen has managed to collect over 250k dollars in 10 days!

More info: Instagram | gofundme.com

Image credits: littleclaykoalas

Image credits: littleclaykoalas

We asked the boy’s mom to tell us the story of how this all happened: “Like so many of us when Owen first heard of the bushfires in Australia, he was devastated. He went away and drew a picture that he later told us was “a wish for Australia” – it was a picture of a koala, a kangaroo, a dingo, and rain. We wanted to provide him with an outlet so that he wouldn’t feel helpless. He’s a huge animal lover and has been making clay characters for a while, so together we thought up the clay koala and offered it to friends and family as a “thank you” for donations for bushfire-affected animals”.

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The parents posted on their private Instagram about this initiative with a goal of $1,000. Later on, Owen’s grandmother shared this story with the local paper, “Knowing that our local community would want to donate, we set up a GoFundMe campaign with an even more ambitious goal of $5,000. And that’s when the story of a little boy doing big things started making its way across the world.”

Image credits: littleclaykoalas

Image credits: littleclaykoalas

They still have about 3000 koalas to make. The family is thankful for the generosity and kindness in a time of need. “Together, we can make a big difference and we hope the clay koala serves as that reminder every day”. Please consider contributing to this great cause and get yourself a clay koala!

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Thank you for helping Australian animals, love Owen

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Fascinated by music, movies and sitcoms, I'm passionate about social media and can't live without the internet, especially for all the cute dog and cat pictures out there. I wish the day had about 40 hours to be able to do everything I want.

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My name is Aelita and I have been an Editor for Bored Panda since 2019. I spend my days working with my amazing team and making articles the best they can be. Fantasy and magic have always ruled over my world, from movies to TV shows, to Video Games to tabletop games like Dungeos and Dragons, I try to find magic in every part of my life. Writing is a big part of me too, I hope to publish a fantasy novel one day. I also enjoy playing guitar and singing, as music always help me to get in a great mood. I have an adorable German Shepherd named Hela and we get into all kinds of adventures together.

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Aelita Senvaitytė

Aelita Senvaitytė

Moderator, BoredPanda staff

My name is Aelita and I have been an Editor for Bored Panda since 2019. I spend my days working with my amazing team and making articles the best they can be. Fantasy and magic have always ruled over my world, from movies to TV shows, to Video Games to tabletop games like Dungeos and Dragons, I try to find magic in every part of my life. Writing is a big part of me too, I hope to publish a fantasy novel one day. I also enjoy playing guitar and singing, as music always help me to get in a great mood. I have an adorable German Shepherd named Hela and we get into all kinds of adventures together.

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