Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bob the Builder Award: Clean Hands Bakery

They (whoever "they" is) say that more kids in this 20-something generation are starting non-profit charities more than any generation of people before them.

They haven't said what it is called when a 10 year old does it.

Yep, Alex Wood was 10 years old when he started his non-profit "Clean Hands Bakery."

"You have to have clean hands to bake," says Alex of the name.

Recently highlighted in Heifer International's international magazine, imagine my surprise when it is a local boy from right down the street in a local Kansas City suburb.

He bakes and then sells his products.  All the money he gets he donates to Heifer International to help end world hunger.

And he began doing it when he was ripe old age of .....9 years old.

Alex set a goal of raising $5,000 dollars for Heifer.  His parents purchase all the ingredients and Alex and his little brother Josh do all the baking.

They recently met their goal.  :)  Alex is now 13.

Sure, he has won awards and been recognized for his work.  But when you read about him, it is about his mission. 

As service should be.  :)