Remember when your kid had that stuffed animal that helped them cope?
10 year old Sage Goodall, who lives in Ponte Vedra, knows what that’s all about. He has collected more than 1,000 stuffed animals for Ukrainian children. He said he wants kids to have something to hug when they’re scared.
“I felt very bad because they don’t deserve it,” Goodall said. “All they deserve is to have fun and not be sad or scared, so I knew there was something I could do to make the kids feel happy and not sad or scared, collect stuffed animals so when they’re scared or sad, they can hug it,” he said.
He’s working with Aspire Church in San Marco, which is periodically bringing donations to Ukraine’s border, including the stuffed animals.
There are drop-off locations around the area, including the following spots:
- Aspire Church
- Mr. Chubby’s Wings in Ponte Vedra
- PVPV/Rawlings Elementary School
- Emtec Inc
- Trasca & Co Eatery
- The Cabana Beach Club
- Winn-Dixie in Ponte Vedra
- Two Dudes Seafood Restaurant
- Publix in Ponte Vedra
- Flo’s Premium Ice Cream
- The Jacksonville Brain Balance Center