Owen Conner may only be 10 years old, but there’s no stopping this week’s Roth Hero! Owen, the son of Business Solutions Manager Jena Conner based out of the La Jolla, CA Ultimate Staffing location, donated hundreds of meals to children in need.
Owen realized that he could make a difference when he noticed a few classmates fundraising for a local girl fighting cancer. He broached the idea of community service to his mother, who explained that 16 million children across America struggled with hunger. Owen, taken aback by the thought of kids his age without enough to eat, dedicated himself to the cause.
He baked homemade chocolate chip cookies and strategically set up a hot chocolate and snack stand alongside the route of an annual horse and buggy ride event in his neighborhood. While selling homemade cookies, chocolate-dipped pretzels, candy canes, brownies, and hot chocolate, Owen spread the word about Roth Staffing’ s Purpose:full charity initiative.
Owen raised $86.70 in a single evening—enough to donate 867 meals to children in need!