11-Year-Old Ohio Boy Sells his Toys to Help his Family
The recession has seen the worst ever effect on people. Millions of people losing their jobs and many of them have been finding it difficult to bring food to the table for their family or even provide basic amenities to them.
However a very true statement has been put forth by someone very experienced - Tough Times don't last, Tough People do!
This is a story of one more such tough individual, who is just about learning about life - the hard way. The age when he should be learning the ropes of life and having a good time, he is helping his family out as they struggle to make ends meet.
He is 11 years old and is selling off his toys in order to raise some money for his cash strapped family.
An 11-year-old Ohio boy is helping ease his family's financial burdens, one toy at a time.
Zach McGuire is selling his toys to raise money for his family, which like others across the country, has bills piling up and a home in jeopardy.
The youth said the idea came up during a conversation with his father.
"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."
Zach plans to use the proceeds for a good cause: helping his unemployed father.
Tom McGuire, a licensed contractor in Toledo, Ohio, 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.
As the general contractor on the job, he said, he was financially liable for materials and the work of two subcontractors. "I'm out $30,000," McGuire said.
The father said 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."