From crafting to baking, see ways kids are providing relief to Australia fire victims

All across the U.S., kids are doing their part to help animals affected by the Australian bushfires.


All across the country, kids are doing their part to help animals affected by the Australian wildfires.

In Pennsylvania, middle school teacher Samantha Parks has her students crafting pouches, which will be donated to help baby animals displaced by the fires.

"It’s challenging because I’ve really never used a sewing machine before, so it’s something new that I had to learn," sixth grader Brayden Parker said. "It's really special. It's not something you get to do that often."

Girl Scouts in Nebraska got the chance to meet 7-month-old Peanut, a baby joey, while also working with Omaha’s Wildlife Encounters to create pouches of their own.

Once the pouches are made, Wildlife Encounters will ship them to Australia.

"If you do one little thing, then it can make other people want to help, too," Girl Scout Evie Finken said.

In Florida, 5-year-old Kinley is pitching in by painting koalas onto rocks and selling them to raise money. She's already raised $1,000, which she plans to donate to help wildlife.

Instead of crafting, kids in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, hosted a bake sale in their neighborhood. Every cookie, brownie and muffin sold will go toward disaster relief.

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