Class Act: Hingham, Guys Making Pies
HINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- School may be out for summer but 7News wanted to introduce you to one more Class Act.
Meet a very special group of boys from Hingham, who since the 5th grade have been baking delicious pies, all to help kids less fortunate them themselves.
They are officially called, "Guys Making Pies” - a group of Hingham 12-year-olds that are baking their way to success.
The members, 23 in all, make and sell pies to raise money for charity - most of it going to help kids living in local homeless shelters.
“We did a shelter in Brockton, and got Christmas presents for them. We also get money for sports, so kids there can do sports,” said Patrick Cronin.
This is no half baked plan - the idea started in 2011, when the boys were in the fifth grade.
Parent supervisor Cara Sullivan, lets them use the commercial kitchen in her parent's Hingham cafe.
“They are well behaved, hard working, always have a parent supervising, but they are right in there doing it all,” said Sullivan.
Their sweet treats are a good deal at just $10 a piece.
“So there are three flavors, turtle cheesecake, key lime and chocolate cream,” said Cronin.
The goal their first year was to sell five pies each. Instead, they sold 225 in two days and haven't slowed down since!
BY July 2013, they already raised more than $10,000, and plan to use some of the money to buy school supplies for needy children.
“Now we're doing back to school shopping for the kids who can’t afford it,” said Caleb Woodin.
Guys Making Pies became so popular, they were recently asked to take part in a charity auction in New York City. Their pie sold for $10,000. The money went to supporting wounded soldiers.
While the young men are busy measuring and mixing and baking, they never forget to add their secret ingredient - each pie is made with love.
“It's a great thing to do, it makes you feel good and it’s really fun.”
You can make a donation at any time on their website, www.GuysMakingPies.com. Or you can order a pie during one of their summer fundraisers.