Little Boy Makes Clay Koalas to Raise Money for Animals in Australia

Owen Colley is a six-year-old boy from Massachusetts who wanted to do something to help the animals endangered by the recent Australian bushfires. His parents Simon and Caitlin helped him to start making small clay koalas. Owen’s family has been sending the koalas to people who donated to help the animals through the GoFundMe page they set up.

Little Owen and his parents collected over $274,500 so far. Their initial goal was to raise $5,000 and all the attention they got surprised them. Due to a huge number of donations, they’re currently unable to send koalas to everyone, but they encourage people to keep donating through their page.

“Each clay koala represents, not only, a donation of $50 or more to Owen’s gofundme, “Owen’s Australian Creature Rescue”, but also 2 joeys being fed for a month!,” an Instagram post from Owen’s page reads. You can follow the project on this social network to see if Owen’s koalas will be available again.