As a way to honor and remember their little boy, a metro family is asking the community for their help during the final push for the 'Stuff the Turkey for Aspen's Angels' stuffed animal donation drive.
A little over two years ago, Clint and Lisa Seemann lost their son, Aspen, in a tragic drowning accident. That tragedy led the family to begin a foundation in Aspen’s honor called 'The Aspen Drake Seemann Foundation.' The foundation helps the community in a number of ways, including the toy drive which helps comfort kids in times of loss or tragedy.
The drive asks for donations of new stuffed animals and dolls to be donated at the 180th HyVee location and Mangelsen's on 84th Street through Friday, November 30th. The stuffed animals and dolls will be distributed to Aspen’s Angels, which include First Responders in the Omaha Metro Area as well as Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, among other organizations in the community in need.
Over the past two years since the drive begun, Lisa and Clint have received letters, texts and videos of gratitude from so many recipients, that they soon realized the impact they were making among children. In seeing that response, they decided to push their goal this year to 4,000 stuffed animals or dolls and need the community's help as they near the end date of the drive.
The Seemann family's biggest wish this year is to provide every child in need with a cuddly stuffed animal or doll to hold near and dear to their heart as they face some of their biggest challenges in life. Every year, it has become Lisa and Clint’s personal goal to exude their son’s legacy and radiate love by giving back to other children in the community and allow their pain to be a bit more bearable.
Donations will be accepted at Mengelsen's and the HyVee on 180th and Pacific or online here through Friday.