Non-Profit To Help Hingham Boy Make Clay Koalas For Australian Wildlife


HINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A 6-year-old Hingham boy has raised more than $270,000 dollars for Australian wildlife amid devastating fires that have torn through the continent.

Owen Colley and his family set up a GoFundMe to benefit the Wildlife Rescue South Coast Inc., and promised to make a clay koala for anyone as a 'thank you' to anyone who donated $50 or more.

Now, a Rochester non-profit has offered to help out Owen make the koalas.

Hingham koalas

(Kevin Coleman/WBZ NewsRadio)

Due to the large number of donations, the Colley family put a limit on how many koalas could be made. They will not make a clay koala for anyone who donated after Jan. 19, but wrote on the GoFundMe page that "all donations are still greatly appreciated!"

"Thank you ALL for helping a little boy do a BIG thing — Owen wishes he could send a clay koala to everyone in the world! We are so proud of this little boy and his kind heart," the family wrote.

Non-profit Creative Little Leaders is hosting a clay koala making party on Feb. 1 to help Owen make 4,000 koalas.

They have asked for volunteers to help out during the party, which is set to take place from 2-4 p.m.

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