13-year-old Hingham boy donates portion of his businesses sales to organizations fighting cancer

HINGHAM, Mass. — Thirteen-year-old George Mattison is one busy kid.

“I’m already booked up until the end of December, right now,” he said.

George launched his own business in May of 2020. It’s called George’s Car Washing. The Hingham 7th-grader washes and details cars and SUVs.

His company slogan is Cleaning For Cancer. George donates 10 % of his sales each month to organizations fighting cancer, including Maddie’s Promise.

“She was so nice and caring and it was sad to see her go because she always wanted to help other people,” George said.

Maddie’s Promise was started in memory of George’s neighbor, Maddie McCoy. Maddie died of a rare form of childhood cancer in 2019 at age 11. Maddie’s mother, Ann McCoy, said her family is incredibly touched by George’s generosity.

“To me, the most heartwarming part of our foundation is what the children are doing because they knew her and loved her and I think it touched them all. They all watched her fight and they watched her being taken away from us really pretty quickly,” she said.

George also donates to a different cancer organization each month in memory of his grandmother, Karel, who died of ovarian cancer in October 2021.

“Even though he’s 13, he can make a difference and work hard. So I think that’s a message. Everyone can make a difference, no matter how much they do,” said Allison Mattison, George’s mother.

George is working hard and making a big difference, one car at a time.

“This month I will donate $400,” he said.

George says he’s investing the rest of his proceeds and also saving to eventually buy a car.

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