Boy wants kids to honor Sandy Hook victims by donating toys - FOX 32 News Chicago

Metro Detroit boy wants kids to honor Sandy Hook victims by donating toys

Posted: Updated:

By Ronnie Dahl
Fox 2 News


CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -- The massacre in Newtown has motivated one local child to do something nice for underprivileged kids.  He's declaring Saturday "Sandy Hook Day", and he wants everyone to get involved.

One week ago, the nation mourned.  20 children were murdered in their classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"I felt like I had to do something," said Noah Hudson-Peralta.

He is a sixth grader at L'Anse Creuse Middle School in Clinton Township.  When he learned of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, his heart ached.  He wanted to help in some way.  It came to him while he was out Christmas shopping with his dad.

"Me and my dad are starting this thing called 'Gifts for 20' where a kid donates a gift and gives it to Toys for Tots on Saturday in honor on the kids who lost their lives," Noah said.

So he started collecting toys -- trucks for little boys, dolls for little girls.  His baseball team joined in.

"I'm happy when I help other people, so I hope they're happy when they do, too," Noah explained.

"Obviously, it's not going to heal anybody, but our goal is to donate these gifts on behalf of the kids that passed and carry on their memory," said Ryan Hudson-Peralta, Noah's father.

Noah's spirit of giving is catching on.  They now have a website and a Facebook page.  His message of love is helping to overshadow a horrific act of hate, and who better to deliver that message than a little boy with a big heart.

"If other kids could learn from him or do something as great as this, it will all add up and it would be really great," said sister Myranda Rees.

"It makes me feel like I did something good today," said Noah.

You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Toys R Us or Babies R Us location through Saturday.

For more information about "Gifts for 20", visit www.giftsfor20.org.

  • Ronnie DahlRonnie DahlMore>>

  • Tucker Cipriano, Mitchell Young arraigned in circuit court

    Tucker Cipriano, Mitchell Young arraigned in circuit court

    Sunday, June 9 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-10 02:38:07 GMT
    Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young both entered pleas of not guilty Tuesday in the brutal attack on Tucker's family.  We're learning both of their attorneys want separate trials.
    Tucker Cipriano and Mitchell Young both entered pleas of not guilty Tuesday in the brutal attack on Tucker's family.  We're learning both of their attorneys want separate trials.
  • Tucker Cipriano, Mitchell Young headed to trial

    Tucker Cipriano, Mitchell Young headed to trial

    Sunday, June 9 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-06-10 02:36:59 GMT
    A brutal baseball bat murder shocked metro Detroit and helped to spark the crackdown on synthetic marijuana.  Now the two young men accused in that attack are heading to trial.
    A brutal baseball bat murder shocked metro Detroit and helped to spark the crackdown on synthetic marijuana.  Now the two young men accused in that attack are heading to trial.
  • Guns confiscated in raid of suspected drug house

    Guns confiscated in raid of suspected drug house

    Saturday, February 23 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-02-24 04:33:03 GMT
    An AK-47, three other long guns and two handguns are now off the streets of Detroit. The weapons were confiscated by Wayne County Sherrif's deputies during a raid at a suspected drug house.
    An AK-47, three other long guns and two handguns are now off the streets of Detroit. The weapons were confiscated by Wayne County Sherrif's deputies during a raid at a suspected drug house.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Military reservist killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Military reservist killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:56:25 GMT
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
    Fox 2 has learned a military reservist was shot to death in an attempted carjacking Monday on Detroit's west side, according to police. 
  • Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:25:26 GMT
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:51:50 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices