7-year-old holds toy drive for kids affected by the Woolsey Fire

PHOTO: Seven-year-old Sophia Novotny organized a toy drive to help kids that lost their toys in the California wildfires, Nov. 19, 2018.PlayKABC
WATCH 7-year-old holds toy drive for children affected by Woolsey Fire

One 7-year-old from California has chosen to do what she can by holding a toy drive for kids who were affected by the Woolsey Fire -- even after her own family were victimized by the devastation.

Sophia Novotny's home in Agoura Hills was among the 1,500 structures destroyed in the wildfires that swept through neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, ABC owned station KABC reported.

PHOTO: Sophia Novotny, 7, helped organize a toy drive for children who lost their toys in the California fires, Nov. 19, 2018.KABC
Sophia Novotny, 7, helped organize a toy drive for children who lost their toys in the California fires, Nov. 19, 2018.

Despite losing valuable items in the fire, Sophia was more consumed with helping out other children in her situation, her mother said.

"Very quickly she realized that our things were gone, so the day that we lost the house, she said...'Let's get some toys for the other kids who lost their house,'" April Novotny, Sophia’s mother told KABC.

That sparked the idea for "The Sophia’s Wishes Toy Drive," with a goal to help replace toys for children who lost their treasured possessions in the fire.

"I just want to help other kids because I know how it feels to lose your things," Sophia told to KABC.

PHOTO: Sophia Novotny, 7, helped organize a toy drive for children who lost their toys in the California fires, Nov. 19, 2018.KABC
Sophia Novotny, 7, helped organize a toy drive for children who lost their toys in the California fires, Nov. 19, 2018.

The toy drive was held on Sunday, with all the donated items given to any child on-site who was victimized by the fire.

"Thank you for making my wish come true," Sophia said.

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