12/23/2010 09:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Dolls For Daughters': Jessica Bachus Channels Personal Grief To Help Needy Kids On Christmas

When Jessica Bachus' daughter was stillborn over the holiday season four years ago, the young mother was crushed.

Bachus told CBS News,

"Since I couldn't give a doll to my daughter, I wanted to give dolls to other girls in the community."

Turning her grief into action, Bachus started a local toy drive to spread Christmas cheer to little girls whose families can't afford gifts. Bachus founded a nonprofit, Dolls For Daughters, to help her carry out her mission.

Over the last three years, the drive continues to grow -- and now includes toys for boys too. In 2009, they distributed over 1,000 gifts to children in Colorado.

Supporters can make an online donation to Dolls For Daughters.