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Three young San Antonians have taken to the kitchen to make a positive impact on the community. Jack, Colton, and Matthew, third-graders at the Keystone School, launched their company, The Little Salt Guys Co., with the slogan “Chips for Charity.” Their goal? To raise funds to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of a classmate who is currently battling leukemia.

After hours of hard work spent developing a presentation for their school, establishing a business plan and marketing materials, and securing a local restaurateur’s kitchen, the boys were ready to launch their company. For four weeks, they made organic potato chips and sold them in the carpool line at their school.

With their first-hand knowledge of what their classmate had endured, these boys set out with a passion and a drive to raise a profit of $50 – 100 percent of which would be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Jack, Colton, and Matthew made it clear to their principal, teachers, and classmates that this effort was about more than delicious potato chips – it was about having compassion, creating awareness, and making a difference in people’s lives. To date, they have surpassed their goal considerably, raising over $1,200.

Because of their dedication and generous spirit, these budding philanthropists will be honored with the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the McNay Art Museum.

This event, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Antonio & South Texas Chapter, is held annually as an opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals, foundations and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and executives. We are pleased to honor those who demonstrate high ethical standards and exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our great city and South Texas communities.

Additional 2020 honorees include Harvey E. Najim, Celia Belt, Holt CAT, Helping Hand Fund, Mission City Container, Order of the Alhambras Alamo Caravan Order 269, Bruce and Judy Hooper, and Mary Kay Martinez, CFRE.

To reserve your spot at this year’s National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Luncheon, click here: http://afpsanantonio.org/community/chapter-news

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