Hazana Anderson’s family asking for donations for local organizations
Hazana Anderson's father Tabodrick Anderson is making a plea to the community to acknowledge the organizations in the area who help children in crisis.
It's been one month since 1-year-old Hazana Anderson was reported missing by her mother. Less than a week later, a child's body was found outside Houston. Investigators believe it was Hazana.
"The death of a child is unbelievable. It's something we don't want to have to think about happening," said Cary Baker.
Baker is the executive director of Scotty's House, a local non-profit child advocacy center. Tabodrick wants the community to acknowledge children who need help now.
"It says a lot about Mr. Anderson and his family that, in such a tragic time for them, they aren't thinking of themselves, they're thinking of others and how they can continue with Hazana's memory and really honor her," Baker said.
In honor of Hazana, Tabodrick is asking people donate money or stuffed animals to Scotty's House, and coats and toys for Project Unity.
"I think this really ties into Hazana's message with being a light of hope and trying to touch families around the Brazos Valley and College Station," said Jose Gonzalez, with Project Unity.
Both centers provide safe spaces for children and lift families up, and they hope the Anderson family is comforted by the giving spirit of the Brazos Valley.
"It's something we never want to think about happening, but it's a way to honor her life. Especially as we approach what would have been her second birthday," Baker said.
You can drop your donations off at the Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan through December 19.