FARGO — A Fargo boy who has helped people overseas in the past has now started his own "chair-ity" to keep the help going.
Josiah Shaffer, 11, started giving back to India almost three years ago when he used his savings to fund a clean water well. He's now fixing up, repainting and selling old chairs people donate to him to raise money.
The money goes to the Amistad project in India, which builds the wells for Indian villages. Each well provides clean water for nearly 3,000 people, and they're expected to last up to 10 years.
Shaffer said he loves how people are spreading the word and pitching in to help his cause.
"I feel good that other people can learn what I'm doing and how they can make a difference too, and how it's open to anybody," he said.
Over these last few years, Shaffer has raised enough money to build 15 wells around India.
If you would like to donate a chair, call Sue Shaffer, Josiah's mom, at 701-371-5702.