Never Too Young to Give

Harry Voorhees at Beggs Point,Lake Champlain

Harry Voorhees shows that you're never too young to give back to the causes you care about.

Young Harry Voorhis saved one-half of his allowance for a year, then sent the entire proceeds, $30, to help maintain the Adirondack trails that he enjoys every August, in memory of his grandfather Baird Voorhis.

Baird Voorhees

Baird Voorhis, 2007

Harry's grandfather was a part-time resident of Essex and avid nature lover in whose honor the Champlain Area Trails map was printed in 2010, courtesy of a grant from the Essex Community Fund at Adirondack Foundation. Harry's sacrificial gift has been directed to the Essex Community Fund at Adirondack Foundation to carry out his wishes. To learn more about the Essex Community Fund and the good work it does in Essex, click here.