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11-year-old Noah Eberhart bakes cookies to help others

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In a year and a half, Noah Eberhart of Sumner has baked more than one thousand cookies. All that baking is to raise money for local charities. It started because the 11-year-old is a history buff.

"I wanted to go to Washington, D.C. because I really liked history, and my favorite president was Abraham Lincoln. I wanted to see that monument and all the cool stuff there," said Noah Eberhart.

"I said okay buddy those trips are expensive so you'll have to start saving some of your money," said Mom Tiffany Eberhart.

The family hosted a garage sale, and Noah Eberhart made and sold a variety of baked goods for his D.C. trip fund. But then he had a change of heart about what to do with the money.

"I decided that a lot of kids needed it more than I did," said Eberhart.

Eberhart wanted to find more ways to give back. Using his great-grandma's cookie recipes, he started "Cookies By Noah."

"He has such a kind heart. I feel blessed to be his mom. He teaches me something every day," said Tiffany Eberhart.

So far, he's donated more than $2,000 to three different charities. The sixth grader is now raising funds for his fourth charity. It's Home for the Holidays, which is a program through Slumberland to provide new bed sets to children in need. Eberhart hopes to sell enough cookies between now and December 1st to raise $1,000 to pay for about 10 beds for Cedar Valley kids.

Eberhart still wants to see the Lincoln Memorial, but he can wait.

"He just wants to donate all of his money to kids that need it right now. Someday hopefully we'll get him to D.C., but now focusing on those who need it more than we do," said Tiffany Eberhart.

The cookies are $12 per dozen. You can order by finding "Cookies By Noah" on facebook and sending a private message. You can also call 319-415-3198.

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