A 6-year-old boy collected approximately 300 stuffed animals to donate to pediatric patients at the University of Arizona Medical Center-Diamond Children's and Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz.
This marks the second year in a row that Garrett Tews collected teddy bears and other stuffed animals during the holiday season.
"I want every patient to have a new bear or stuffed animal on Christmas morning," Tews said.
Garrett is in kindergarten at Acacia Elementary School. His teacher, Jillian Slade, and his classmates helped collect the stuffed animals.
"We're proud of Garrett," said his mom, Leah. "I believe in teaching children when they are young about philanthropy and bettering their community."
"I want to do this forever," said Garrett.
"This is such a special donation," said Lori Mitts, BS, CCLS, child life manager at Diamond Children's. "We are always so touched when a child wants to help other children. The teddy bears and stuffed animals Garrett has collected will certainly bring a smile to our patients' faces!"