Indiana children donate Christmas toys to help Tennessee wildfire victims

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WRIC) — Two girls in Indiana felt so moved after seeing footage of the massive wildfires in Tennessee that they decided to raffle off their brand new Hatchimals toys to raise money to help the victims.

10-year-old Lariah and her six-year-old sister Daelyn’s grandmother managed to snag the popular toy, but upon seeing the devastation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the girls couldn’t bear to keep the toys.

“We have lots of toys and they have nothing,” Lariah told reporters.

Kimberly Steltenpohl, the girls’ grandmother also spoke to reporters.

“To have children that would give up their toy that everybody wants is just, you know, spectacular,” Steltenpohl said.

The girls have raised about $200 so far, but they’re hoping to collect much more.

The Hatchimals will go to winners of the raffle with the proceeds going to the Red Cross.

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