Wilton 7th grader Gracie Biondo is proving even middle schoolers can change the world. This Middlebrook School student has been motivated to help raise money to build a well in a community in Africa since learning about the lack of access to clean water across in underdeveloped countries during a social studies for a unit.

So Biondo decided to do something about it.

“I was researching the deleterious effects this has on people globally and realized I am starting to develop a passion about changing this. I decided that I want to get a handful of my friends to hold a fundraiser in the form of a bake sale outside of Village Market to raise money for the Water Project, a non profit organization. Their mission is for providing, clean, safe, and reliable water source across the globe.”

Biondo even has a video to promote the event:

SS – water project bake sale from Michael Biondo on Vimeo.

The bake sale is scheduled for this Tuesday, April 30, from 4-6 p.m. at Village Market.