When 8-year-old Rylie Wallace of North Kingstown first started to collect donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy earlier this month, she had one goal: collect enough supplies to fill her family's minivan.
As the Wallace family loaded up the minivan this weekend before Rylie set out to deliver the goods to Union Beach Memorial School, they quickly realized that Rylie's goal had far exceeded her goal. In fact, Rylie only had enough room in the minivan for half of the supplies. According to her mother Robyn, the minivan could only hold half of the 3,000 items. The other half will be transported down in a second trip before New Years.
The supplies . Since the storm, the entire school has been displaced and working with limited supplies after the storm damaged books, notebooks and other supplies. Rylie, with the help of her parents and staff at Hamilton Elementary School, held a collection drive to gather supplies to send down.
Following the success of her fundraising, Rylie extends her gratitude and thanks to all who helped and donated to the cause.