Five 3rd grade boys in a Ridgewood CCD class were inspired to do something special for the Habitat Bergen building project recently completed in Waldwick. Too young to actually participate in building, these budding entrepreneurs decided to direct their creative efforts to a more age-appropriate activity. They decided to bake pies and sell them, donating the profit to Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County.
By the time they closed their kitchens, the boys had baked and sold approximately 100 pies, generating $1000 for Habitat Bergen’s building effort! As amazing as this seems, it made perfect sense to the young men who regularly passed the Waldwick site. They learned how Habitat was making the future homeowners’ dreams come true. Through the outstanding efforts of hundreds of volunteers, including the future homeowners, a dilapidated Dutch Colonial was transformed into four beautiful condominiums.
These five students, now 4th graders have learned a very valuable lesson: no matter how young (or small) you are, you can certainly make a BIG difference in someone’s life.
For more information about future Habitat Bergen events, please visit www.habitatbergen.org or contact Christine Incontro, Director of Special Events and Marketing at 201-457-1020 or via email [email protected]