While most children are spending their afternoons playing video games or riding bikes, Jacob Stone, a local Newton County boy, was starting a nonprofit organization to help the less fortunate in the community.
In December of 2015, at the age of seven, Jacob went with his church to help provide food to homeless people and an idea was born. Jacob heard the cries for help and wanted to be the one to provide it.
“I was proud that he wanted to do that and that it actually impacted him, going to Atlanta and seeing that – you know – not everybody gets to live like you do,” Angel Stone, mother of Jacob and Justin Stone, said.
Jacob started the not for profit organization Razor Waffles Cutting into Hunger and Homelessness. He, along with his brother Justin, worked to provide sleeping bags, book bags, food, toiletries and Bibles for more than 1,000 people.
Angel said both of her sons made the decision to donate their Christmas money this year to Razor Waffles to continue to help grow the organization.
“We work with homeless, with addicts, recovery centers, shelters, seniors in poverty, children, abuse victims and anyone God places in our path,” Angel said.
Razor Waffles also provides a monthly meal in Porterdale for the hungry and homeless as well as a free store of canned goods, hygiene products and diapers.
Justin said the best part of working with Razor Waffles is seeing how thankful the people are for anything they can get.
Razor Waffles recently received a donation from the Covington Police Who Care organization, along with other community partners. It is also open to receiving donation through its GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/razorwaffles) and through at Newton Federal Bank to the Razor Waffles account.
Jacob said as he continues to grow up he hopes the organization grows as well. He would like to keep it going as he gets older.