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6-Year-Old Boy Makes Adorable Clay Koalas In Effort To Help The Animals In Australia

by Karen Belz
Karen Belz has written for sites such as Bustle, HelloGiggles, Romper, and So Yummy. She's the mom of a sassy toddler and drinks an alarming amount of Sugar-Free Red Bull in order to keep up with her.

Owen Colley is only 6, but he already has a life goal perfectly mapped out. He wants to help the animals in Australia who are in danger due to the wildfires.

And he found a very creative way to lend a hand.

Owen started making clay koalas. It originally started out as a family-only business — as in, he only asked his family to make donations and receive one. But eventually word spread, and Owen’s clay koalas got more popular. Altogether, Owen has raised around $1,200 to help Australia.

The money is being donated to Wildlife Rescue South Coast. As its website states, these donations are being used to help rehabilitate animals and make sure they have the medication, bandages, and veterinary care that they need.

The project has grown tremendously since it was started. Based on getting worldwide attention, Owen has even made a plan to ship koalas to people who donate $50 or more. Of course, no donation is too small. Since the fires have been out of hand for about a month, Australia could use all of the help it can get to make sure its koalas don’t end up extinct.

Once you see what the koalas look like, you’ll be inspired to donate. It’s obvious that Owen has put his heart and soul into this project. It’s almost hard to believe that he’s only 6 years old. Watch the video and learn more about how you can help.

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