My girlfriend Andrea told me about Carson Cheney and the sweet idea his family started in his memory. It’s been an easy and enjoyable service project for the kids this summer.
Carson was only 4-years old when he was struck by a falling tombstone in Utah and killed. Carson loved Hot Wheel cars and had one in his hand when he died. His family now encourages others to leave the toy cars in secret places for others to find. When they are found, people post pics of the cars on Carson’s Facebook page. It’s fun to see people post from all over the U.S. and even Europe. It’s also neat to see that some folks buy 100 cars at a time and leave them where needy kids can easily get to them.
After I told my kids Carson’s story, they were all over the idea of spreading joy in his name. We’ve had fun planting Hot Wheel cars (currently $1 each at Fred Meyer) in special places all around our town. We keep them tagged and ready to go in our van.