Jar for Change Making a Difference at Woman's Hospital

September 26, 2013

Munching on an afternoon snack, legs dangling from a bar stool that dwarfs his uniform-clad frame, Joey Roth doesn’t look like the typical nonprofit founder.

Though the entrepreneurial 7-year-old won’t graduate high school until 2024, he already has big plans to raise millions: “I’m trying to change the world.”

Using His Talent for Good

It’s a normal weekday afternoon for the young philanthropist, tallying donations and giggling at the sound of his brother singing in the shower.

Joey explains that he has always had a knack for finding change on the ground and loves to scour check-out lines and parking lots during family grocery store trips.

He decided to turn his skill into an opportunity to help others by donating his collections to Woman’s Hospital to “help the babies.”

With his project, “Jar for Change,” he is asking others to collect money in their own jars and to place jars in libraries, schools, grocery stores and other public facilities.

His goal? “Collect everyone’s change to change the world.”

With his parents’ help, Joey has created a starter kit for supporters, including customizable jar decorations, step-by-step instructions and prize incentives for top fundraisers. Or you can make a donation online now >> Please complete the Area to Support as "Other" and "Joey's Jar for Change." Thank you!