ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar)- Miss Texas Outstanding Teen Allie Graves is celebrating her birthday by giving to others.
Graves, a child abuse survivor and advocate, is asking for bear and blanket donations for child advocacy centers across Texas.
Lauren James, owner of Lauren James Children’s Company in Odessa, has partnered with Graves to collect bears for the Midland/Odessa area. So far, James has collected about 50 bears.
To donate, call 432-556-8802, or send a message to the business Facebook page.
Graves hopes to collect 130 bears by her birthday, January 30.