If your family were going through a financial strain, would your kids help out?
Here is a story about an 11-year-old Ohio boy who is doing justthat. He is doing his part while his family goes through hard times by selling his toys.
Apparently, his home is in jeopardy and dad is out of work so he wants to help out.
“You can’t live in toys, or eat toys,” he told CNN television affiliate WNWO. “Even though they are fun, you don’t need them.”
Dad is a licensed contractor and has not had a job since December. The economy is partly to blame, he said, adding that he did a job last summer and never got paid. Dad says he is looking for work and is not relying on money from his son’s toy sales. But he appreciates his effort.
“Zach has a big, giving heart,” McGuire said. “He came to me with this idea. He wants to contribute.”
In 2005, he sold Kool-Aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina and raised $400. A few years later, it was “Cocoa for California,” which he sold to help wildfire victims.
“I am very proud of him,” McGuire told WNWO. “He is an 11-year-old boy not living the life of an 11-year-old.””Even though they don’t feel like they could do anything, they could do a Kool-Aid stand, like me,” he said. “It’s what you’re doing that matters and how you’re helping people.”