Stellar MLS Partners with Ashlee’s Toy Closet to Deliver Toys to Florida Kids affected by Hurricane Ian

Ashlee's Toy Closet, in partnership with Stellar MLS Realtors of Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Point–DeSoto Inc., Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association, Venice Area Board of Realtors, Luminary Hotel, King of Freight, Lig Rentals bring toys to Florida children who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian.

"Stellar MLS is honored to be a part of this cross-country show of support to make a difference and bring smiles to the children impacted by Hurricane Ian. The Stellar team will be onsite at both locations helping to distribute new toys to kids from infants to middle school aged kiddos," said Merri Jo Cowen, CEO of Stellar MLS.

Ashlee’s Toy Closet, a nonprofit organization with the goal of “Helping the littlest victims of Hurricane Ian in a big way,” will be distributing toys on a first-come, first-served basis at the locations and times listed below. Families must present parental IDs, proof of address, and loss, and all children must be present to receive toys.


10/28/2022 Port Charlotte                                                    10/29/2022 Fort Myers

Location: Punta Gorda Association of Realtors                     Location: The Luminary Hotel

Address: 3320 Loveland Blvd                                                Address: 2200 Edwards Drive

Port Charlotte, FL 33980                                                        Fort Myers, FL 33901

Time: 3pm - 6pm (or until out of toys)                        Time: 10am - 1pm (or until out of toys)

Ongoing Fundraiser can be found on Facebook at Ashlee’s Toy Closet, Inc

About Ashlee’s Toy Closet, Inc.: A 501c(3) nonprofit based in Reno, Nevada, founded by then 8-year-old Ashlee Smith after experiencing the loss of her toys in a house fire. Her dad, a firefighter, was on the Angora Fire in Lake Tahoe and sent her a photo it showed a burned home, but Ashlee only noticed the burned toys. Ashlee told her mom she had to help because she knew exactly how the kids felt. Thus, sparking Ashlee’s Toy Closet and for the past 15 years she and her organization have collected & donated over 5 million toys worldwide. The organization is dedicated to replacing smiles, security & outlook with a simple toy. Learn more at


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