Sisters in Northeast El Paso launch teddy bear drive for Oklahoma tornado victims
POSTED: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 7:26pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — In light of the recent tornado that ravaged Oklahoma, two little girls from Northeast El Paso are lending a helping hand to children their age, hundreds of miles away.
Nine year-old Ariadne and her sister, five year-old Athena, launched a teddy bear drive to collect bears for the children in Moore, Oklahoma, who lost their toys in the tornado.
About a dozen teddy bears have been collected so far at Whitaker Elementary School, where both girls are students. They say they hope the teddy bears will help bring victims love.
"I just want to give this little teddy bear for them so they could have a nice home and a nice memory of their childhood," said Ariadne.
"When we were watching the news, she got very emotional watching kids go through rubble and trying to salvage as much as they can. And that's when she came up with the idea and said 'I want to give them their toys because I want toys and I'm a child, I want to give them back their toys,'" said Emily Corchado, Ariadne and Athena's mother.
If you'd like to donate a teddy bear, the girls have set up drop off boxes at Whitaker Elementary School. The last day to donate is June 7th.