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Donations For Current Fires:

For Donations To Benefit Children Who Are Victims, Please Go To Ashlee’s Facebook Page Here.

Ashlee & Mitch Laughton celebrating success

If you would like to get involved, please contact Ashlee or Ericka at 775-527-2245

A Special Thanks To Sponsors

Ashlee receives toy donation from Governor Sandoval 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact?

If you would like to get involved, please contact, Ericka, 775-527-2245

When do I bring in my toys?

How do I schedule a pick-up?

What is Ashlee’s Toy Closet?

Ashlee’s Toy Closet is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping children who have been affected by natural disasters. 3year-old Ashlee Smith is the President and Founder of the organization and has donated more than 175,000 toys in the past four years. Ashlee’s Toy Closet was started after Ashlee herself was affected by a fire in 2005. Ever since, she has been committed to helping children recover their lost belongings. The non-profit has expanded to help underprivileged children all over the world. Ashlee was featured in People Magazine and appeared on Oprah, The Bonnie Hunt Show and several national news organizations.

Ashlee as 1 of the National Winners!

 Ashlee was chosen as the National Winner for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for 2012. Ashlee was chosen out of 26,000 children. We are very proud of her continued accomplishments and dedication to her mission!

Hi… I am 13 year old Ashlee Smith. I am the founder of Ashlee’s Toy Closet, Inc. It is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Charity Organization dedicated to helping children after disasters. I collect toys and distribute all over the country to children. Please help me make my dream of helping continue.

Ashlee’s Toy Closet was created by 8year old Ashlee Smith. She collects toys, books and clothes for children that have been affected by a Natural Disaster.

Ashlee held her first toy drive after the Angora Fire that devastated S.Lake Tahoe in 2007. Her dad is a Firefighter and he was up fighting the fire and she wanted to help down here. She asked us to help her collect toys for all of the children. She told me that everyone helps the adults and no one helps the children. She made it very clear that the kids lost everything too.

She had been involved in a house fire in 2005 where she lost all of her toys so she said she knew how the kids felt. She said “I want to help the little victims in a big way”


Ashlee Smith was born in 1998. She has grown up in Reno, Nevada which is also the birth place of Ashlee’s Toy Closet. She is big into School, Rodeo and helping others. Her toy closet has grown by the amount of energy she focuses to make it successful.

In 2008 Ashlee won the Red Cross Youth Real Hero’s Award. She earned that award for her endless dedication to helping children.

She wants her organization to grow so she can help children in other communities and states. She helps children after large scale disasters as well as small single disasters such as house fires or floods.

July 2010 Ashlee is named one of the 10 Huggable Heroes for 2010. What a true honor for Ashlee and her organization to receive the donation of $2500.00 plus the $7500.00 Scholarship for Ashlee’s Education.  Click on the link to the left and enter your own Huggable Heroo===

Ashlee’s Toy Closet Recent News

After the devastating Earthquake in Haiti – Ashlee is helping a fellow World of Children Honoree rebuild her orphanages that were leveled. Ashlee has launched the “Pennies for Orphans” drive and all money collected will be sent to “Mercy & Sharing” in Haiti. We have people from all over the country helping in the drive. For more info please contact Ashlee!!!


Ashlee’s Toy Closet is now a 501(c)3 Non-Profit!
Thank you everyone who helped with this challenging task!

Ashlee was on the Oprah Show in August 2009. 

Ashlee preparing for Oprah

Ashlee preparing for Oprah