Six-Year-Old Angola Boy Sells Toys on eBay For Haiti

By John W. Davis

June 18, 2010 Updated Feb 24, 2010 at 11:22 AM EDT

ANGOLA, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) – A six-year-old Angola boy is auctioning his favorite toys because he wants to help the people of Haiti.

"I know that they need help. That's why I'm giving them these soldiers,” said six-year-old Bailey Hicks.

Anyone who has ever met Bailey knows he loves anything to do with the military, especially his Army men.

So after spending countless hours watching the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, with his mother on television, Bailey wanted to help.

The boy's grandmother watched other young people across the nation give to Haiti and told her grandson he should think of his own special way to make a difference.

"So he came to me and brought all his army men in three buckets and said I want you to sell these for me and I was absolutely thrilled,” said Jennifer Hicks, Bailey’s mom.

Bailey's mom quickly started an eBay auction and 100% of the final sale price will go to Haiti in the form of Crisis Care Kits through the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, which is affiliated with their family church.

"Well it's definitely a proud grandpa moment, very pleased to see. I think what Bailey's done here is he's dug down to the place where all of us need to look,” said Randy Marshall, a local Pastor and Bailey’s Grandpa.

"I'm gonna miss driving the tanks around and making guys fly all over the place,” said the six-year-old.

"I hope that it teaches him about sacrificial giving because that's what truly matters when you're giving something of value and not just writing a check,” said Robin Marshall, Bailey’s Grandma.

And Bailey already knows what he wants to be when he grows up, “a missionary," said the young boy.

With this selfless act, he’s well on his way.

Bailey's eBay auction ends at Wednesday, February 24 at 10:24 a.m.

Bailey's eBay Auction

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