3rd grader asks for help to donate a toy to every kid at Children's Wisconsin

NOW: 3rd grader asks for help to donate a toy to every kid at Children’s Wisconsin


WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- You have a new way to help bring Christmas cheer to kids being treated at Children's Wisconsin this holiday season.

An 8-year-old girl is asking for your help to collect 450 gifts so every kid staying at Children's Wisconsin can have a gift for the holidays.

"Kids are in the hospital, and sometimes they can't even go home to see their families," said 3rd grader Eva Ferreira.

She says just thinking about all the kids having to spend so much time in the hospital made her sad.

"Sometimes, I cried," said Eva.

One of her favorite activities is watching YouTube,

"I watched this video about this Youtuber giving away toys," recalled Eva.

That YouTuber, Mr. Beast, is famous for giving away millions of dollars on his channel over the years.

"And I'm like oh my goodness, I want to do that!" said Eva.

So Eva went to her mom, Candice Ferreira, for help.

"We might have to pick a floor, you know, because mom doesn't have all the money," said Candice. "But I wanted to help her as much as I could, but when I told her that, she said no, we have to do it for all the kids."

Candice says she couldn't say no to that, so she worked with Realty Executives Integrity to set up donation sites for new in-package toys for kids of all ages at four locations in Southeast Wisconsin.

You can drop off gifts at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday:

  • 13005 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield
  • W61N306 Washington Ave. # 203, Cedarburg
  • 810 Cardinal Ln. #110, Hartland
  • 4655 N. Port Washington Rd. #300, Glendale

She says she's proud of her daughter for following good examples.

"It's kind of hard to come by, and so when I heard that, that she was inspired by someone else, I'm like yes, it makes me feel like we're doing something right in this world," said Candice.

"Some of them spend their whole lives in the hospital, so we need to do the best to give them all the joy that they need," said Eva.

You have until Dec. 9 to bring out a gift for the drive.

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