William, 7,  recently made a difference and helped Environmental Defence’s work with a donation through EchoAge. EchoAge is a website for US and Canadian residents, which teaches children about giving to those less fortunate.  How does it work? Each guest contributes a gift amount.  ECHOage collects all of the gifts and deducts an administrative fee. The balance is split in half.  One half of the proceeds is contributed to a charity of your child’s choice and the other half is returned to you to purchase one meaningful gift.

For his birthday, William and his family asked guests to chip in for one gift (a tablet) and a donation instead of an assortment of gifts.

He decided to donate half of his birthday presents “to help all of us live on a healthier planet.” Quite an impressive achievement for this very special seven-year-old.

Happy Birthday William!