Indiana boy carves wooden toys for needy children

Wooden toy car.

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Wooden toy car.

Credit: Portland Press Herald

Credit: Portland Press Herald

A 10-year-old Indiana boy is building toys from scratch to help children in need enjoy the holiday season, WISH reported.

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Zander Hite of Greenwood took the advice of his grandfather, Darl Hite, who gave the boy a $20 bill last winter and told him to make a difference this holiday season.

Zander bought two slabs of wood to build toy cars, WISH reported.

“I played with them when I was little,” he said. “And I thought they were fun to play with.”

At first he built only one toy car.

“It turned out to be really fun. And now I keep on making more,” he told WISH.

Since then, Zander has been an apprentice to his grandfather, who has been woodworking for several decades.

Since beginning to work with wood, Zander has created 250 cars and trucks, WISH reported.

“Quite a feat for a 10-year-old,” Hite said.

Zander joined the Central Indiana Woodworkers club, where his grandfather has been a member for years.

The organization gave him the wooden wheels for the cars and the engine to deliver these toys to kids in need, WISH reported.

As part of the club’s annual Christmas wooden toy drive, Zander donated his toys.

“It was a challenging thing to accomplish to want to keep going,” he told WISH.

The toys will be distributed by the wood club to different organizations around central Indiana in the coming weeks, WISH reported.

For months, Zander Hite of Greenwood, Indiana, built toys from scratch with his grandfather. It all started with a...

Posted by WISH-TV on Friday, November 17, 2017

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