Transcript for Teen woodworker donates profits to community
[MUSIC PLAYING] - With a Connecticut teenager using his creative spark with woodworking, a talent passed on from his grandfather to help families in his community. Take a look.
FRANKIE DEMUNDA: I learned woodworking from my grandfather. He has a woodshop, and I always like to go over there and ask him questions and create things just like him. The first piece I made by myself was my wooden Christmas tree. It was from my mom for Christmas.
I went down to the workshop one day, and I came up with something. I asked my parents if I could sell them online, and they said go for it, try it out. I did not expect a lot of people to want them. I always liked helping people out, and so I figured why not make things and sell them and then the money I make goes to people in need.
I had a friend that was in the hospital, and her mom bought a wooden Christmas tree, and they really liked it. So I made some more, and I gave them to the Children's Hospital because I knew they couldn't have a Christmas tree in their Hospital Center. Before my project, I decide what I'm going to make, and I usually decide what I'm going to do before I start the project. So I can let people know where it's going before I sell it.
When I first made my American flags, I posted them, and that's when I got a big interest, and after that, I just kept on making them here and there, and people just kept on buying them. I donated to the local Connecticut Children's. I donated to the police and firemen. I've mostly done little things around here. I gave food and gift cards to people, so they could buy food and stuff that they need during the pandemic.
When I was awarded with the young COVID Warrior Award, I felt pretty good that I was able to help out the community and do what I could to impact others. The future, I would like to be a carpenter and work with different people to build things. I just like helping the community out. I like helping people out that are less fortunate as me and I just like doing it, and it makes me happy.
- What a beautiful soul, and he's just 13. We want to give a big thank you to Frankie for sharing his story with us, and he sent some of these homemade hearts our way. So thank you so much, Frankie. What a beautiful, beautiful soul.
- And it comes [LAUGHING] with a very cute little note here from the 13-year-old, [LAUGHING], so thank you.
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