Monday, July 20, 2009
11-year-old boy sells his toys to help his family....
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.